Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board - Thursday 4th August 2022 6.00 pm

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Contact: Joseph Bright - Email: jbright@solihull.gov.uk  Democratic Services

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19.

Apologies

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Minutes:

Councillor Brain submitted his apologies.

 

20.

Declaration of Interests

To receive declarations of interest from Members.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

21.

Questions and Deputations

To answer any questions, if any asked by any resident of the Borough pursuant to Standing Orders.

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Minutes:

There were no questions or deputations.

22.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Draft minutes of the previous Scrutiny Board meeting, held on 18th July, attached for information.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th July were presented.

 

  RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting held on 18th July be approved as a correct record.

 

23.

Adult Social Care 5 Year Directorate Plan pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To update Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board on progress towards the development of the Adult Social Care 5-Year Directorate Plan.

 

To give an opportunity for Scrutiny Board members to comment on the draft Directorate Plan.

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Minutes:

Members were invited to review the Adult Social Care 5 Year Directorate Plan, which had been presented by Officers at the Board meeting held on 18th July. The Director of Adult Social Care detailed the ongoing engagement being undertaken for the Plan. This included online surveys, meetings with key partners, including care providers, as well as focus group sessions. It was noted the engagement period had been extended until 11th September.

 

The Director of Adult Social Care explained how the points raised during the previous Scrutiny Board meeting had been taken into account, including on language preferences, the inclusion of a glossary of key terms, as well as the presentation of specific facts and figures. It was also explained how the most up-to-date information, including the latest census data, would be included in the final iteration of the Plan.

 

Members raised a number of questions, which in summary included the following:

 

·  A Member highlighted the statistic included in the Adult Social Care Plan regarding the number of adults with Autism in Solihull. It was queried whether the final version of the Plan could advise if this was the total number of adults with Autism, or the overall volume of adults in the Borough who had received diagnosis. The Director of Adult Social Care confirmed this point would be taken into account in the final iteration of the Plan.

·  A Member raised how the Plan detailed the differences in life expectancy across the Borough – they queried whether there could be an explanation of the duration of healthy life people experienced as well. The Director of Adult Social Care explained this would be taken into consideration – it was explained how the Adult Social Care Plan was an overarching document and such information may be included in supporting plans and strategies, such as the Health Inequalities Strategy.

·  Members queried how the delivery of the Plan would be reviewed, including what criteria would be used to assess outcomes.

·  The Director of Adult Social Care detailed how the Adult Social Care Plan was linked to the Local Account, an annual report which described what the Directorate was doing to help improve the lives of people with care and support needs in the Borough. She explained how the Directorate recorded and reviewed a number of indicators, including national indicators as well as those set locally. The performance summary that was presented to the Cabinet Member was also highlighted. The new assurance regime that would be introduced by the Care Quality Commission was also raised and this was detailed in the Directorate Plan, noting that the CQC assurance approach was expected to comprise a framework of different performance areas. It was emphasised how the Adult Social Care Plan was a public, overarching document, for residents, service users and providers to understand the range of services provided by Adult Social Care, whilst a number of more detailed plans and strategies supported delivery, as outlined in the Plan.

·  A Member queried whether a diagram could  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Update on the Health and Wellbeing Board priorities for the Borough pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To update Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board on the Health and Wellbeing Board priorities for the Borough for 2022/2023.

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Minutes:

The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board presented the report, updating Members on the priorities of the Health and Wellbeing Board for the Borough for 2022/23.

 

In considering the report, Members raised the following questions:

·  A Member queried the work being undertaken with GP practices, to support them to expand and modernise their services.

  • The Director of Public Health explained how, as part of the new ICS arrangements, a team had been established which was specifically looking at Primary Care and supporting practices to develop their provision. It was noted that, as part of the Scrutiny work programme, there would be reporting on the development of the ICS and Primary Care provision within the Borough.
  • In response to a Member query, the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board detailed how the Board would be focusing on the effect of cost of living pressures upon the local population, including taking into account grant funding awarded to Local Authorities.
  • The Director of Public Health detailed the work currently being undertaken by the Council with local partners in regards to cost of living pressures, including the development of the Winter Warmth campaign. It was explained how the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and other relevant local strategies would constantly be kept under review, to ensure they reflected the needs of the local population.
  • A Member highlighted the formal introduction of the Birmingham and Solihull ICS and queried how it would be ensured that the needs of the population of Solihull continued to be met.
  • The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board detailed how the Integrated Care Partnership would be responsible for developing an overarching Integrated Care Strategy, which would set out how the needs of the local population would be met. This overarching Strategy would be supported by a number of local Strategies and action plans that reflected the specific needs of the local population, within both Birmingham and Solihull.
  • A Member welcomed the programme to support the establishment of Family Hubs across the Borough. They queried whether it may be possible, at that stage, to update upon the potential locations for these Hubs and the range of support they may offer.
  • The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board detailed how a number of locations had been provisionally identified as hub locations, with a focus upon areas with higher levels of need. It was explained how Solihull had been awarded two years’ worth of transformation funding from the Department for Education (DfE), and it was planned to access further funding from other sources such as the ICS Fairer Futures Fund. It was also detailed how the Hubs aimed to offer a range of activities for families with children and young people up to 19 years old and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.
  • The Director of Public Health detailed how a report on the proposed Family Hub offer was scheduled to be presented at a Scrutiny Board meeting on 22nd September. It was detailed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board - 2022/23 Work Plan pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To consider the Work Programme for the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board.

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Minutes:

The Scrutiny Board was invited to consider the Work Plan for 2022-23 – the following potential additional agenda items were outlined at the meeting:

 

6th September 2022

  • The Adult Care and Support Environmental Sustainability Plan

 

Additional meeting – 22nd September

·  University Hospital Birmingham – Quality Account – it was agreed for the meeting to commence at the earlier start time of 5:30pm, to allow consideration of this item.

·  Solihull’s Family Hub Offer and Delivery – it was agreed for Members of the Children’s Services, Education and Skills Scrutiny Board and the Stronger Communities and Neighbourhood Services Scrutiny Board to be invited for this item.

·  Carers’ Strategy – it was agreed for Members of the Children’s Services, Education and Skills Scrutiny Board to be invited for this item.

 

9th November 2022

·  Integrated Care System Strategy

 

RESOLVED

The Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board approved the Work Plan for 2022-23 as submitted, subject to the inclusion of the additional items outlined above.