Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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

Date:
Tuesday, 6th March, 2012
Time:
9.30am
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker (Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Mark Chatburn, Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Tracey Stott, Cllr Norma Wilburn
Officers:
K Fulton (PPP); E Boal, L Hanley (CESC); G Birtle, T Harrison (LD)
In Attendance:
No other persons were present
Apologies for absence:
There were no apologies for absence
Item Description Decision
Public
CSI
8/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CSI
9/11
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 1ST NOVEMBER 2011
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
CSI
10/11
DRAFT MINUTES - 17TH JANUARY 2012
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
CSI
11/11
REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP TO OUTSIDE BODIES
AGREED that:

1. The draft scope and project plan of the review be approved subject to the amendments above.

2. Further information be provided as requested.
CSI
12/11
EIT REVIEW OF COMMISSIONED CARERS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
AGREED that the report will be presented at the next meeting.
CSI
13/11
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the information be approved.
CSI
14/11
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
CSI
15/11
SCRUTINY DEVELOPMENT SESSION
AGREED that;

1. The presentation be noted.

2. A special, one item, meeting be arranged to discuss the draft final report of the EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living.
9.30 - 10.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CSI
8/11
There were no declarations of interest.
CSI
9/11
The minutes of the meetings held on 1st November 2011 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
CSI
10/11
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 17th January 2012.
CSI
11/11
Consideration was given to the Scope and Project Plan of a Review of Membership to Outside Bodies.

The main issues that would be covered by the review included:

- Value for money
- Level of use and usefulness of each outside bodies
- Benefits to Stockton Borough Council

The Committee requested consideration of:

- A breakdown of costs and what was provided in return for all outside bodies scoped within the review, including the LGA. This should include any conferences or courses provided through membership of those bodies.
- Explore opportunities for joint membership arrangements, taking into consideration sliding scales for fees, based on size of organisation including the opportunity of a joint LGA membership between the Tees Valley
- How information was disseminated from outside bodies including sharing of information following attendance at meetings or conferences provided by these bodies.
- The extra costs both financially and in Member and Officer time if Stockton Borough Council were not members of these outside bodies but the information was still required to be researched and collated by officers within the Council.
- Whether any other review had been conducted looking at attendance at conferences and courses.
CSI
12/11
The Scrutiny Officer advised that the draft final report, which had been marked to follow, would be presented at the next meeting. The Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health had requested that the report did not go to Cabinet until 17th May 2012; this would enable officers to provide a more detailed report.

An update was given on the Tripartite meeting that was held on the 1st March 2012 and additional information regarding contracts would be included in the report.
CSI
13/11
It was noted that in addition to the detailed review work of the committee, Members would receive overview reports at forthcoming meetings. The reports would provide information regarding all aspects of work within the Committee's remit.
CSI
14/11
The Chair had nothing to report; at this point the Chair left the meeting and Cllr Stott took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.
CSI
15/11
The Scrutiny Officer informed Members that due to the Efficiency, Improvement and Transformation (EIT) reviews coming to a close, the process which had been used prior to EIT would now be re-introduced.

Members received a presentation highlighting the necessary tools and ingredients needed for a successful review.

It was explained that Members could take the opportunity to evaluate the work which they had carried out, review the process and look at the implementation of the recommendations.

During the training session, discussion re-opened on the EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living Services. Members raised concern that the draft final report had not been provided at this meeting, and the Committee would now only have one meeting to see and comment on the report before it was presented to Cabinet.

Due to the volume of items on the next scheduled meeting's agenda, Members requested that a special, one item, meeting be arranged to discuss draft final report of the EIT Review of Commissioned Carers and Independent Living.

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