Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Partnership Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 5th January, 2016
Time:
9.30 a. m
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Peter Kelly (Chairman), Jane Humphreys, Jim Beall, Reuben Kench, Richard Poundford, Mark McGivern, Emma Champley, Margaret Wagoott, Liz Hanley, Colin Snowdon, Claire Sills (Sub for Steve Hume)(SBC), Julie Wilson (SRC), Natasha Judge (Healthwatch), John Lyons (Cleveland Police), Andrew Copeland (CCG), Dominic Garner (TEWV), Julie Parkes (NTHFT), Simon Forrest (Durham University), Julie Allan(Probation)
Officers:
Jenny Cowell, Rachel Braithwaite, Michael Henderson (SBC)
In Attendance:
Ian Hayton, Dave Turton (Cleveland Fire Brigade),
Jo Heaney (CCG)
Apologies for absence:
Neil Russell, Graham Clinghan, Steve Hume (SBC), Kevin Parry (Probation), Dave Pickard (Thirteen), Lesley Gibson (Harbour), Steve Chaytor (Tees Active), Chawla Girish (CCG), Mick Hickey (SRC)
Item Description Decision
Public
AHP
23/15
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHP
24/15
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3 NOVEMBER 2015
 
AHP
25/15
FIRE SERVICE AS A HEALTH ASSET
RESOLVED that the presentation be noted and a Task and Finish Group be pulled together to look at the potential of taking the matter forward, with regular reports back to this Partnership
AHP
26/15
COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN - DOMESTIC ABUSE
RESOLVED that:

1. the concept of the poster with minimal text be supported.

2. the posters considered by the groups identified above before roll out.

3. the campaign be launched at the Domestic Abuse action plan refresh event, in March.
AHP
27/15
JOINT HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEARNING DISABILITY HEALTH SELF ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK SUBMISSION
RESOLVED that the report be noted and an update be provided as soon as possible to demonstrate what data told us now, rather than 2013/14
AHP
28/15
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the amendments be agreed.
Confidential
AHP
29/15
DOMESTIC ABUSE ANALYSIS REPORT -CONFIDENTIAL
  • Report
RESOLVED that the report and discussion be noted and actioned where appropriate.
9.30/11.45am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHP
23/15
There were no declarations of interest.
AHP
24/15
The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd November 2015 were agreed.
AHP
25/15
The Partnership received a presentation from Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer, Cleveland Fire Brigade.

The presentation asserted that there were opportunities for the Brigade, working closely with partners to use collective capabilities and resources more effectively to enhance intelligence led early intervention and prevention. Also, helping people to sustain their independence for longer and, in so doing, reducing preventable hospital admissions and deaths. Members noted that the Fire Services targeted Home Fire Safety visits had seen almost an 80% reduction in primary fires over a period of 10 years.

It was noted that there was an overlap of risk factors and it was agreed that there was potential to assist in the prevention agenda and make the Fire Services contact with the public count from a health perspective, not just in terms of fire prevention.

There was considerable interest from partners and reference was made to links with the Early Help for Children, a Fairer Start, mental health, rapid response community Nursing Team and the Better Care fund and Multi-Disciplinary Team.

It was suggested that a Task and Finish Group be constituted to plan how this initiative would be taken forward.
AHP
26/15
Partners received an update on the Domestic Abuse awareness raising campaign.

The update included some examples of posters that might be used as part of the campaign. Each poster included a face that residents could relate to with the aim of representing the population of Stockton. Each poster posed an open question or questions that would hopefully prompt a reaction. There were two versions of the poster, one with all five types of abuse detailed and one with only one type detailed, and the other types listed. The posters could be provided as a set, or separately.

It was explained that CRiVA, the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse at Durham University had provided input to the posters.

A summary of the discussion has been detailed below:

- Partners felt the poster showing the single type of abuse detailed and the other types listed was the best approach.

- Cleveland Fire Brigade offered to promote the posters/messages on its web site and via social media. All partners were encouraged to publicise on their websites.

- Some of the posters presented, relating to ethnicity and the 16-18 age group may need to be considered further, as members found them slightly ambiguous.

- A suite of posters could be used and different posters used to target different areas and groups.

- It was important that service users were consulted on the posters at some point.

- Any referrals to Harbour coming from the campaign needed to be registered to gauge effectiveness.

- Posters must be circulated widely and perhaps on screens at GPs and dentists surgeries.

- it was suggested that the impact of the posters be tested with members of the public before roll out

- the poster could be tested with a group of people with Learning Disabilities
AHP
27/15
Members considered a report that provided an update with regard to the 2014 Joint Health and Social Care Learning Disability Health Self assessment framework submission.

Partners were provided with details of RAG rated measures that helped monitor progress in relation to access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities. Members were provided with further information on some of the measures that had been rated red or amber. It was explained that the ratings had been based on 13/14 data and there had been improvements in many of the areas.

There was particular discussion about the Annual Health checks, which was considered to be a safeguard for the health of people with learning disabilities, some of the most vulnerable people in the community. It was agreed that this should be a priority. It was noted that this had been the subject of discussion at the Council's Adults and Social Care Select Committee and the Committee may come forward with a recommendation to seek and improve the current situation.

NHS England Commissioned the health checks and paid GPs on the number of checks they undertook, they could not impose any sanctions if performance was poor. It was noted that the CCG continued to encourage GPs to be proactive in undertaking the checks. Forthcoming changes to the way GPs were organised may help this particular issue going forward.

It was agreed that an update on the measures be provided at the earliest opportunity.
AHP
28/15
Members noted and approved the Partnership's Forward Plan.

Add

DpH Annual Report
Include Alcohol MUP in Alcohol Intervention item
Sexual Health
AHP
29/15
The Partnership was provided with a report that gave an overview of Domestic Abuse in the borough.


There had been an increase in self referrals to Harbour and it was felt that this indicated that the public was becoming more aware of the services that were available to help victims, plus it was considered that victims were more willing to access those services. There was a discussion around repeat victims, repeat perpetrators and associated Child Protection Plans, where DV was a factor.. It was agreed that any relevant data needed to be collected and assessed. It was explained that there were regular performance meetings with Harbour, where useful data around repeats was provided. It was noted that there was a repeats group and the issue relating to Child Protection plans and monitoring repeats to identify any patterns could be included in its work.

The Partnership was informed that there was planned review of Harbour services in April and there had already been discussions with Martin Gray to ensure input from Children's Social Care

It was noted that there had been a reduction in incidents in Hartlepool and it was suggested that this could be due to the impact of operation encompass, which had been the first Tees Borough to launch it. Operation encompass would be launched in Stockton next week. Outcomes would receive on-going monitoring and assessment.

It was explained that the Domestic Abuse action plan was reported to the Safer Stockton Partnership and an update would come to this Partnership. There was a planned half day event, with all partners involved, to undertake a refresh of the action plan and discuss the strategy.

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