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Corporate, Adult Services & Social Inclusion Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 1st November, 2011
Time:
9.30am
Place:
Conference Room 2, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker (Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Mrs Maureen Rigg (vice Cllr Mrs Cherrett), Cllr Tracey Stott, Cllr Norma Wilburn
Officers:
Mrs J Spittle, Mrs J Murphy (R); Mrs L Boal, Mrs L Hanley, I Ramshaw (CESC); G Birtle, A Duffy, Mrs T Harrison (LD)
In Attendance:
No other persons were present
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Mrs Cherrett
Item Description Decision
Public
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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 14TH JUNE, 28TH JUNE AND 12TH JULY 2011.
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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DRAFT MINUTES - 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
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DRAFT MINUTES - 4TH OCTOBER 2011
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
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QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES ON PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that:

1. The progress updates be noted and the assessments for progress be confirmed.

2. Further information be provided as requested.
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EIT REVIEW OF COMMISSIONED CARERS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
AGREED that the report be noted.
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WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the report be noted and requested documents be provided.
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CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
9.30 - 10.45am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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There were no declarations of interest.
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The minutes of the meetings held on 14th June, 28th June and 12th July 2011 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 13th September 2011.
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Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 4th October 2011.
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Consideration was given to progress of the implementation of previously agreed recommendations.

Customer Services and Taxation

Members raised concern regarding recommendation 5 of the Customer Service and Taxation review and requested a report be presented to the Select Committee to provide an update and further information.

Voluntary and Community Sector

Members were happy with the progress of the implemented recommendations.

Human Resources

Members noted the completion of the Task and Finish Review and agreed the recommendations.
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Liz Hanley - Adult Strategy Manager, provided Members with a report updating them on the EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living Services following:

- Work had been completed to determine a rating for each service in relation to the Council's strategic intent.

- Work was continuing to determine a rating for each contract in relation to the quality of service provision.

- Work was ongoing to analyse the value for money (VFM) of each service. There had been delays in the timescale for this work stream as a number of providers had not submitted the required information within the agreed timescales and/or in the required format. There were outstanding issues with fifteen of the VFM returns, which were being pursued by the finance team. Five VFM returns were still outstanding and the relevant providers had been given a deadline of 28th October 2011, after which no score for VFM would be awarded. Benchmarking comparison information was being collated by the Commissioning team and it was anticipated that this would be used to assess the individual VFM returns.
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Members were informed of the change of remit for Corporate, Adult Services and Social Inclusions Select Committee (CASSI) as Adult Services would return to the remit of Health Select Committee. The changes would keep the select committees remits in line with those of the portfolios of the Cabinet Members. Members were provided with a copy of the Cabinet Members portfolios associated with Corporate and Social Inclusion.

The title of this committee would therefore return to Corporate and Social Inclusion Select Committee (CSI).

The Scrutiny Officer advised that the Efficiency, Improvement Transformation (EIT) Scrutiny reviews programme was drawing to an end and therefore required Members to consider topics for future Scrutiny Reviews and send their suggestions to the Scrutiny Team Leader. The suggestions could be for any Select Committee and would be presented to Scrutiny Liaison Forum for discussion.

It was anticipated that future reviews would continue to implement elements of the EIT process.

Members were informed that the Committee would continue to receive monitoring updates on previously agreed recommendations.

Members requested a list of all the topics that had been reviewed.
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The Chair had nothing to report.

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