Meeting documents

SCC Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 9.30 am

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

Contact: Jennie Murphy on 01823 357628, Email:  Julia Jones on 01823 357628 Email:

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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 Democratic Service team.


There were no new declarations of interest.


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 29 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


The minutes were agreed and signed.


Public Question Time

The Chair 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 Chair’s discretion.  


There were no public questions.


Fit For My Future - Engagement on our vision for community health and care services pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report


The Committee was invited to participate in developing alternative models for wider community services. The community services are those services for the 580,000 people registered with a GP in Somerset. This review covers a wide range of services, and the public engagement was launched on 31 January 2020.  This engagement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 253.


Adult Social Care Performance Report pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider the report


The Committee discussed a report setting out the current position on Adult Social Care Performance. The report highlighted the following areas:


·         Managing Demand – The focus on managing demand, improving outcomes and investing in strengths-based conversations with those seeking assistance via Somerset Direct has enabled the Adults team to meet  ...  view the full minutes text for item 254.


Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 54 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:


The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions in forthcoming months including Cabinet meetings up to date.

The Committee requested a joint meeting with Scrutiny for Children to discuss the transition of Young People into Adult Services.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.