Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Corporate, Adult Services & Social Inclusion Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 4th October, 2011
Time:
9.00am
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 Cherrett), Cllr Norma Wilburn
Officers:
M Batty (DNS), Mrs J Murphy (R); Mrs L Boal, I Ramshaw (CESC); G Birtle, A Duffy, Mrs T Harrison (LD)
In Attendance:
Khalid Azam (PCT)
Apologies for absence:
Cllrs Cherrett and Stott
Item Description Decision
Public
CAS
31/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CAS
32/11
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 14TH JUNE 2011
 
CAS
33/11
DRAFT MINUTES - 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011
 
CAS
34/11
EIT REVIEW OF COMMISSIONED CARERS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
AGREED that:

1. The reports be noted.

2. Further information be provided as requested.
CAS
35/11
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
CAS
36/11
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the report be noted.
9.00 - 10:30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CAS
31/11
Cllr Mrs Rigg declared a personal non prejudicial interest in relation to the item - EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living Services due to having a relative who used the service.
CAS
32/11
The item will be placed on the next agenda.
CAS
33/11
The item will be placed on the next agenda.
CAS
34/11
Members received information regarding reablement and social care funding from Assistant Director North of Tees NHS Commissioning & Systems Development which included:

- The close working arrangements with Stockton Borough Council and previous joint commissioning arrangements between the Council and PCT.
- The local projects in place.

The main issues discussed were:

- Re-ablement and Social Care Funding and Plans as agreed with the PCT.
- Lack of coherency due to separate sources of funding allocation for social care, however this could be addressed under this review.
- Virtual Wards.

The Committee requested the following further information:

- Details of the PCT/NHS spend as a comparison to the spend included in the review.
- Details of the re-ablement plans, social care plan and virtual ward plans.

Members also received information regarding Stockton Council's Care Call and Telecare Services from the Head of Community Protection in Stockton Council which included:

- The service in the Council context
- Services provided
- Service volumes
- Financial overview
- Income sources
- Prices and benchmarking
- Customer by Ward
- Quality control

The main issues discussed were:

- False alarm calls.
- Changes to the supporting people fund and how it affected the service.
- People who choose not to use the service.
- Most complaints to the service were due to lack of continuity with staff for the users. Every effort was made to enable continuity; however it was not fully achievable due to it being a 24hour service.
- Domiciliary care did not include domestic services.
CAS
35/11
The Chair had nothing to report.
CAS
36/11
The Scrutiny officer advised that financial information was proving difficult to obtain and there was the possibility that information would not be ready for the scheduled meeting on 1st November. If this was the case the meeting would be rescheduled and Members would be notified as soon as possible.

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