Adult Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House - Stockport. View directions

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday, 20 November 2023 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2023.

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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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To consider call-in items (if any).


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Responding to Our Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care.


Following October Scrutiny Committees, the report provides further detail on the budget change proposals, taking into consideration the feedback received to date.


The appendix to this report outlines the change proposals being considered by the Cabinet to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation, and ensure the delivery of shared strategic partnership ambitions.


The Committee is recommended to comment on the report and the proposals presented within that are relevant to the Committee’s remit.


Officer Contact: Gill Lawton on 0161 474 3686 or email:

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2023/24 Mid-Year (Quarter 2) Portfolio Performance and Resources Report: Health and Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Adult Social Care and the Director of Public Health.


The Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Report (PPRR) for the Health and Adult Social Care Portfolio is presented to Members for consideration. The report focuses on highlights and exceptions in relation to delivering the portfolio priorities since the Agreement was drafted and includes forecast performance and financial data (where this is available) for the Portfolio, along with an update on the portfolio savings programme.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-


(a)          Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Report;

(b)          Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2023/24;

(c)          Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues;

(d)          Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

(e)          Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.


Officer contact: Gaynor Ward on 0161 474 3186 or email: and Paul Graham by email:

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Adult Social Care Workforce Strategy pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Adult Social Care.


The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for a robust highly functioning and fully staffed social care workforce, that achieves a regulatory standards to meet the needs of people with care and support needs in Stockport. Our locality social care highly skilled workforce should be appropriately mobilised, trained and prepared and drive the delivery of good quality services for local people.


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


Officer contact: Sarah Morgan on 07800618926 or email:

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Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Adult Social Care.


The report gives an overview of partnership activity in the children and adult safeguarding partnerships. The focus of the report is on the business plan priorities and progress made in 2022-2023


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


Officer contact: Katie Bates on 0161 474 6828 or email:

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director – Legal & Democratic Governance.


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: Georgia Latham on 0161 474 3229 or email:

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