Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Taunton Library Meeting Room, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ

Contact: Jennie Murphy on 01823 357628, Email: JZMurphy@somerset.gov.uk  Or Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email: LTawse@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

168.

Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

Minutes:

Cllr Healy declared that his wife works as a Mental Health Officer in Dorset.

169.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 13 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

These were agreed subject to the following changes:-

·         add Cllrs Fraschini, and Redman to the Other Members present list.

·         Change the proposer for the recommendation to Cllr Revans and the seconder to Cllr Keating.

170.

Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

171.

Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB). The report outlined the strong synergies exist between the work of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and the Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee, which has a valuable role in the assurance and accountability of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 171.

172.

Mental Health Services including Deprivation of Liberty update pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To receive the report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report into Adult Social Care (ASC) – Mental Health. The report set out the current position following the transition of services back to the local authority from Somerset Partnership Trust. The ASC services that supports people with Mental Health is continuing to develop in line with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 172.

173.

Scrutiny Adults and Health Report Learning Disabilities pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To receive the report and presentation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee received a report on Adult Social Care’s continuing development of the Promoting Independence model of delivery for people with a Learning Disability. The Committee heard that the strategy was being realigned to support its continued development.  As in all Adult Social Care services the vision is to ‘Promote  ...  view the full minutes text for item 173.

174.

Scrutiny Adults and Health Report Dementia Strategy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report.

Minutes:

The Committee were informed that the current Somerset Dementia Strategy is under review as the previous strategy expired. A rewrite of the current strategy is planned which will be presented to the September Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia Collaborative Service Development Group.

A small working group is currently being  ...  view the full minutes text for item 174.

175.

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed to the following changes to the Work Programme: -

·       Add Dementia Strategy to the October meeting,

·       Ensure the report from South West Ambulance Service report does not slip from the May agenda,

·       Add a report on support for people with Physical Difficulties to an autumn agenda.

 

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 175.

176.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

There were no other items of business.