Agenda and minutes

Adult Care Services & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 27th February, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Town Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 23 January 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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Minutes:

There were no call-in items to consider.

4.

Dementia Strategy pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for People.

 

The report provides an updated version of Stockport’s dementia strategy for 2017 – 2020 includes actions to improve support for people with dementia and their carers in relation to prevention, diagnosis, services, living well in the community and end of life.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Maureen Hughes on 0161 474 3199 or email: maureen.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for People submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an updated version of Stockport’s dementia strategy for 2017 – 2020 includes actions to improve support for people with dementia and their carers in relation to prevention, diagnosis, services, living well in the community and end of life.

 

The Executive Councillor for Adult Social Care (Councillor Wendy Wild) attended the meeting to respond to councillors’ questions.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The use of community based drop-in sessions outside of statutory buildings was an encouraging development to try and engage with those people who did not necessarily accept that they had symptoms of dementia.

·         It was suggested that publicity around the drop-in sessions could be improved.

·         A variety of options were being considered on how best to provide support to carers.

·         There were a number of locally based support schemes for dementia patients and their carers, however there was often an insufficiency of volunteers to maintain and support them.

·         While the single biggest risk factor in dementia was age, there were other factors which could be mitigated against including leading a healthier lifestyle. 

·         There were already a number of high quality support groups in Stockport, and signposting dementia patients and their carers to these existing groups was important.

·         The Scrutiny Committee expressed its support for the excellent work being undertaken.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Adults Safeguarding Annual Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report of the Chair of the Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board.

 

The Annual Report provides information for all those involved in the work of, or who are interested in Safeguarding Vulnerable People in Stockport. The report summaries the progress that has been made against the objectives set in the Board’s Strategic Plan for 2015/17; it highlights the key achievements and the challenges that have been faced as a Board and it also sets the scene for the following year.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Lee Woolfe, 0161 474 3590, lee.woolfe@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair of the Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board submitted the Adults Safeguarding Annual Report (copies of which had been circulated) providing information for all those involved in the work of, or who are interested in Safeguarding Vulnerable People in Stockport. The report summarised the progress that has been made against the objectives set in the Board’s Strategic Plan for 2015/17; highlighting the key achievements and the challenges that have been faced as a Board and it also set the scene for the following year.

 

The Executive Councillor for Adult Social Care (Councillor Wendy Wild) attended the meeting to respond to councillors’ questions.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that veterans had been identified as a vulnerable group, however the number of veterans within any given locality was not known so it was difficult to target resources appropriately.

·         It was essential that appropriate, effective and robust policies were in place around transparency, openness and honesty including whistleblowing policies to mitigate against organisational cultures within smaller organisations delivering vital and sensitives services.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.                                                        

 

The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton 474 3207 email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the planned items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items which fell within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.