Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 26th September, 2017
Time:
10.00am
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:
Ann Workman (Chairman),

Cllr Jim Beall, Emma Champley, Sarah Bowman Abouna, Liz Hanley
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Lisa Tague, Karen Shaw
Apologies for absence:
Kate Birkenhead, Paula Swindale
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
13/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
14/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 18 JULY 2017
 
AHW
15/17
BETTER HEALTH, BETTER WEALTH
RESOLVED that the Better Health, Better Wealth contract be extended for 12 months.
AHW
16/17
BCF PLAN 2017/19
RESOLVED that the report be noted.
AHW
17/17
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT AND THE TEES MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING HUB 18/19
RESOLVED that the Cruse Bereavement Care and Tees Mental Health Training Hub contracts each be extended by 12 months.
AHW
18/17
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be amended appropriately.
AHW
19/17
EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC
RESOLVED that the public be excluded from the following item of business, as it contains exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3, of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Confidential
AHW
20/17
CARER SUPPORT UPDATE
  • Report and Appendix 1 (250K/bytes)
  • |
    Appendix 2 (367K/bytes)
RESOLVED that the service model, specification and implementation timescale, as detailed in the report, be approved.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
13/17
There were no declarations of interest.
AHW
14/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017 were confirmed as a correct record.
AHW
15/17
Consideration was given to a report that provided an overview of a review of Better Health Better Wealth, previously part of the Health Initiatives programme and funded under the Better Care Fund since October 2016. The paper detailed the findings of the review and made recommendations for future commissioning.

Given the findings of the review it was suggested that the contract should be extended for a 12 month period.

Discussion:

- Members noted that the funding for any extension of the contract would come from the Better Care Fund.

- from a social isolation perspective it was likely that more of this type of programme would be commissioned in the future.

- the Better Health, Better Wealth programme was open to anyone over 65, though some elements were targeted at particular cohorts.

- the group agreed that, extensions, though useful, should be avoided as much as possible, as hindered a strategic approach and caused planning issues for providers.

- need more information around people accessing the service so that future services were as tailored as possible. It was agreed that details of numbers be circulated to members

- members agreed that the evidence from the review showed that the delivery around this service had been positive.

- the service addressed issues of social isolation and this was a known risk factor for ill health and a precursor for social care needs.

- during any extension of the contract opportunity would be taken to build the neighbourhood group element and look at areas of duplication.
AHW
16/17
Members were provided with a report that presented the Stockton Better Care Fund Plan 2017/19.
AHW
17/17
Member considered a report that provided an overview of the findings of a recent light touch reviews of Cruse Bereavement Care and the Tees Mental Health Training Hub.

It was explained that the review relating to the Cruse Bereavement Service had shown that the service was performing well against the continuing need and it was suggested that an option to extend the contract for 1 of the 2 x 12 month extensions be confirmed. The final 1 x 12 months extension would be subject to review and financial position.

The review of the Mental Health Training Hub had shown that the service was performing well against the contract and provided useful up-skilling of frontline staff around Mental Health. It was suggested that the option to extend the contract for 1 of the 2 x 12 month extensions be confirmed. The final 1 x 12 months extension would be subject to review and financial position.

Discussion:

- members noted that the Cruse service had a high take up in Stockton.

- when there had been child suicides, Cruse counsellors had been on the site of schools affected, to offer support to pupils and staff.

- the service had a small managed waiting list but currently had sufficient capacity. It was noted that the Council only commissioned the administrative support to the service and not the counsellors themselves.
AHW
18/17
Members considered the Forward Plan and agreed a number of amendments.
AHW
20/17
Members considered a report that provided the key elements of the agreed model for the carers' service for adults. The report also detailed a proposed timeline for the implementation of the new service.

Discussion;

- carers' pathway to the service was being further considered but it was envisaged that potential users would find it visible in many settings and it would be accessible through a variety of means, on line and otherwise. A communications plan would be developed.

- information from support groups might help tailor future service provision.

- evaluation of the model was important and should include input from service users.

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