Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Corporate and Social Inclusion Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 5th April, 2012
Time:
9.30am
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker(Chairman), Cllr Tracey Stott(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Andrew Sherris (Vice Cllr Terry Laing), Cllr Norma Wilburn,
Officers:
Liz Hanley, Ian Ramshaw, E. Boal, L. Sparrey (CESC); J. Murphy (R); G. Birtle, M. Henderson (LD)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Mark Chatburn and Cllr Terry Laing
Item Description Decision
Public
CSI
1/12
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CSI
2/12
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 17TH JANUARY 2012
 
CSI
3/12
DRAFT MINUTES - 6TH MARCH 2012
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
CSI
4/12
EIT REVIEW OF COMMISSIONED CARERS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
AGREED that the final report be accepted and forwarded to Executive Scrutiny Committee, prior to submission to Cabinet for approval.
9.30am/10.45am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CSI
1/12
Councillor Mrs Wilburn declared a personal non prejudicial interest in the item entitled EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living Services as she was a Director of one of the companies referred to in the report.
CSI
2/12
The minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2012 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
CSI
3/12
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2012.
CSI
4/12
Consideration was given to the draft report and related Equality Impact Assessment, following the Efficiency, Improvement and Transformation Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living Services.

Members considered each recommendation individually and debated some of the issues surrounding those recommendations. Particular discussion related to:

- Recommendation 3 - '... explore ways in which to encourage the market.'

It was noted that encouraging the market was likely to focus on those areas with a small number of providers and high unit costs, for example, the sitting service.

- Recommendation 6 - '...where current services are clearly aligned with health outcomes that they cease to be funded by the Council.'

It was explained that, once established, the Clinical Commissioning Group would be funding such services and the Council would be working with the Group to develop a joint carers' strategy.

- Vulnerability of providers. Members noted that the Council's central procurement service was currently looking at this issue and what the Council could do to support such providers.

Following the discussion the Committee agreed the final report
subject to:

- a small number of minor amendments to appendix 1, which had been highlighted by officers.

- amendment to wording, in para 42 of the report, to clarify that the savings identified were annual savings.

- inclusion of acknowledgements to officers and the organisations that Committee members had visited.

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