Agenda and minutes

Adult Care Services & Housing Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 1st August, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2016.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4 July 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the addition of Councillor June Somekh in the list of those members present at the meeting.

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.

Portfolio Performance and Resources - First Update Reports 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider reports of the Executive Councillors for Adult Social Care and Communities & Housing.

 

The attached Portfolio Performance and Resources Report (PPRR) for the Adult Social Care and Communities & Housing Portfolios provides an update on key activity during the first quarter of 20117, with a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priority outcomes through the Council’s investment programmes. It includes forecast performance data (where this is available) and projected financial data for the Portfolio, along with an update on the portfolio savings programme.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:

 

·        Consider the first quarter Portfolio Performance and Resource Report;

·        Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2016/17;

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

·        Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Executive alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

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

 

Officer contacts: Supporting Adults (Karen Kime/ Joyer Gibson on 474 3574/ 5875 or email: karen.kime@stockport.gov.uk/ joyer.gibson@stockport.gov.uk

 

Thriving Economy (Joe Conmee/ Michael Cullen on 474 5396/ 4631 or email: joseph.conmee@stockport.gov.uk/ michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Corporate Directors for People and Place Management & Regeneration submitted a joint report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the Portfolio Performance and Resources Report for the Adult Social Care and Communities & Housing Portfolios providing an update on key activity during the first quarter of 2017, with a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priority outcomes through the Council’s investment programmes.  It also included forecast performance data and projected financial data for the Portfolios, along with an update on the portfolio savings programme.

 

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

 

Communities & Housing

 

·         It was reported that following a request from the Scrutiny Committee, changes had been made to the way in which the performance indicator data was presented to allow members to compare performance over time.  Members agreed that this method of visualising the data represented a significant improvement.

·         In response to a question relating to the data value of 0 for the level of market and intermediate housing delivered in neighbourhood management areas in 2015/16, it was stated that there were a number of developments for which legal agreements were in the process of being completed for which work on site would start soon and would contribute to the number of units achieved under this performance target.

·         A member commented that a number of residents had expressed concern in relation to the deep excavations taking place at the Cross Keys development in Cheadle Hulme of homes for affordable rent on behalf of Stockport Homes.   In response, it was stated that work on site was progressing as planned and that the deep excavations were part of the anticipated works necessary to connect the development to the wastewater system.

 

Adult Social Care

 

·         The Executive Councillor for Adult Social Care congratulated the joint Enhanced End of Life Care Support programme for winning the Successful Service Integration award at the Healthcare Transformation Awards.

·         It was reported that the summary of planned appropriations from reserves to support the revenue position for Adult Social Care totalled £3.502m and not the £4.252m stated within the report.

·         It was confirmed that the outcome of the review being undertaken by the Borough Treasurer in respect of the Council’s earmarked reserves and balances would be submitted to meetings of the scrutiny committees in the second quarter of 2016/17.

·         A discussion took place in relation to capacity within the residential care sector, particularly over the winter period and the ability of providers to continue to provide services at the price the Council was currently paying.

·         The Council continued to promote carers’ assessments as a means of signposting carers to support or services.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Stockport Together - Draft Business Cases pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for People.

 

The partner organisations across Stockport (Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Stockport’s GP federation, Viaduct Health) are working alongside GPs and voluntary organisations to develop a single strategic plan to improve health and social care services across the borough. The Scrutiny Committee is being consulted on the proposed Integrated Service Model and draft business cases that have been developed to move this project forward.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Andrew Webb on 0161 474 3808 or email: andrew.webb@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Corporate Director for People and Senior Responsible Officer for Stockport Together submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Scrutiny Committee with an opportunity to comment on the Business Case Introduction for the new integrated service model for health and Social Care, developed through the Stockport Together collaboration between the Council, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Viaduct Health.

 

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

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Whether the structural changes being implemented would allow for a more readily adaptive approach to healthcare provision which could react more quickly to change.

·         A number of areas in the borough were the subject of significant residential development which would increase the size of the local population, and concern was expressed in relation to the ability of the existing healthcare infrastructure and provision to cope with this.

·         Within the Brinnington area there was a neighbourhood management team which worked locally to promote healthy lifestyles.  With increasing pressure on the Council’s budget, such teams were under threat and it was queried how this important work would be carried out in the future.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the recent announcement that patients would be taken off GP lists if they had not been seen by their GP within a certain number of years.  It was commented that this would increase pressure on other areas of the NHS such as Accident and Emergency.

·         A discussion took place in relation to walk-in centres and whether these would form part of the Stockport Together programme.

 

RESOLVED - That the report be noted.

6.

Scrutiny Review Topic Selection 2016/2017 pdf icon PDF 779 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report details proposals for the selection of Scrutiny Review topics by Scrutiny Committees to be carried out during the 2016/17 municipal year.

 

At the previous meeting the Scrutiny Committee identified the ‘Licensing of Private Landlords’ as a potential topic for further consideration.

 

In addition, the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee gave provisional agreement to undertaking a Scrutiny Review on 'A Refresh on the previous Mills Strategy 2005', but requested that this scrutiny committee give consideration to undertaking this as a joint review.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the selection of Scrutiny Review topics to be carried out during the 2015/16 municipal year.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the process for the selection of Scrutiny Review topics by Scrutiny Committees to be carried out during the 2016/17 municipal year.

 

It was reported that at the previous meeting of the Scrutiny Committee it had been suggested that the ‘Licensing of Private Landlords’ be selected as a potential topic for further consideration.

 

In addition, the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee had given provisional agreement to undertaking a Scrutiny Review on 'A Refresh on the previous Mills Strategy 2005', and had requested that this scrutiny committee give consideration to undertaking this as a joint review.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to the selection of a joint review with the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee in relation to 'A Refresh on the previous Mills Strategy 2005' for inclusion in the 2016/17 Scrutiny Work Programme and that Councillor Chris Murphy be nominated to sit on the proposed scrutiny review panel.

 

(2) That a review in respect of the ‘Licensing of Private Landlords’ be selected by this Scrutiny Committee for inclusion in the 2016/17 Scrutiny Work Programme and that Councillors Geoff Abell, Tom Grundy, Julian Lewis-Booth and Chris Murphy be nominated to sit on the proposed scrutiny review panel.

7.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 63 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 on 474 3207 or 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.

 

The representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that in addition to those items included within the Agenda Planning report, members had requested further reports to future meetings in respect of:-

 

·         The Borough Care Investment Programme

·         the implementation of the changes to the Safer Stockport Partnership.

 

In addition, the Chair requested that representatives from the Alliance for Positive Relationships be invited to attend a future meeting of the Scrutiny Committee to provide a further update on their work.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.