Meeting documents

SCC Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee
Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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 04 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


The Minutes were agreed subject to the correction of a typing error on page 1 first paragraph. 580,00 should read 580,000. This correction was made and the minutes 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 three public questions: -


Public Questions from David Orr 


Q1. Will the County Council publish Somerset-wide KPIs (at least weekly) so that the local media and local people can see openly and transparently the pandemic outbreak situation in our Somerset Care Homes and communities: number of care  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


Virtual Meeting - Guidance pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:


The Committee discussed a report that set out the procedure and guidance for new virtual committee meetings starting in May and for the foreseeable future. It outlined the new regulations that came into force on 4 April 2020 and the various considerations emerging from these and notes there are likely  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Covid 19 - Assurance pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered a detailed report on the key areas of activity that have been undertaken by Somerset County Council Adult Social Care (ASC), with its partners across health, care providers and the voluntary sector; relating to the care of vulnerable adults and their carers during the pandemic.  The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Work Programme

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


The Committee discussed the agenda for the next meeting and agreed to wait for the update from Officers on the items that were to have been on the Work Programme. They agreed that the current pandemic should be a standing item and agreed to the temporary suspension of Fit for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.