Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 24th October, 2018
Time:
3.00pm
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, Karen Hawkins (sub for Paula Swindale)
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Tanja Braun, Martin Skipsey
Apologies for absence:
Sarah Bowman - Abouna
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
34/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
35/18
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
 
AHW
36/18
TIME OUT SERVICE
RESOLVED that;

1. the update be noted.

2. Option 1 - Keep the Time Out Service in house be agreed by the Group.
AHW
37/18
BCF DELIVERY GROUP UPDATE
RESOLVED that the update be noted.
AHW
38/18
REVIEW OF STRATEGIC APPROACH TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND SUPPORT
RESOLVED that the report be noted and regular updates be provi.
AHW
39/18
FORWARD PLAN
Members considered its Forward Plan.
AHW
40/18
EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC
RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of part of the next item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
Confidential
AHW
41/18
CARE HOMES UPDATE
RESOLVED that the update and discussion be noted/actioned, as appropriate.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
34/18
There were no declarations of interest.
AHW
35/18
Members considered a report that provided an update on the operation of the Adult Carers' Support Service and options for the delivery of the Time Out Service.
AHW
36/18
Members considered a report that provided an update on the Adult Carers' Support Service.

The report also provided 3 options relating to the future provision of the Time out Service:

Option 1 - Keep the Time Out Service in house
Option 2 - include the Time Out Service within the Care at Home Service framework.
Option 3 - procure a single home care service to provide the Time Out Service.
AHW
37/18
Consideration ws given to a report that provided an overview of the discussions that had taken place at the Better Care Fund Delivery Group meeting in September.

Issues considered by the Delivery Group included:

- New Models of Care
- integrated Hospital Discharge/Transfer of Care.
- Community Integrated Intermediate Care
- Care Home Support
- Dementia Support
- Digital Technology


Members of the Commissioning Group particularly highlighted the Care Home Support which would look to drive up standard and safety and share best practice. it was envisaged that Pharmacy support would be a key feature. The support would help homes meet CQC standards and would be positive for staff.
AHW
38/18
Consideration was given to a report relating to Drug and Alcohol Services in the Borough. It was noted that the contracts, relating to these services, would cease on 31st March 2020.

Members were informed that a review of the strategic approach to drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and recovery, was to be undertaken.

During the review the Council would work with key partners to understand local need and undertake research and engagement with stakeholders. It was proposed that a new service delivery model would be developed and commissioned to commence delivery from April 2020.

Discussion:

- it was suggested that the Steering Group, providing oversight of the review, should include a representative from Adult Social Care. It was noted that a range of people would be invited to attend meetings of the group, during the development of a model.

It was explained that regular updates, on the progress of the review, would be provided to the Commissioning Group.
AHW
41/18
The Group received a report relating to Care Home Contract Management.

Members considered a summary of the older people care home market status, as at the end of September 2018. The Group also considered a confidential scheduled that had been prepared using the Council's risk diagnostic tool. The tool provided the basis for detailed action plans to be prepared in partnership with individual care homes, to improve care and which could also trigger an enhanced level of contract management.

Members asked if the schedule could include information on 'out of area' placements.

It was suggested that the there should be an attempt to capture the impact of Care Home support, on care home performance/resilience, and the tool may provide an indication of how successful the support was being.

It was noted that new CQC standards made it more difficult for Care Homes to achieve a Good rating.

Work was on-going to feed health data into the toolkit

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