Agenda and minutes

Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board
Thursday, 25th July, 2019 2.13 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms A&B, NCC

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Cllr.A.R.Lockyer be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the previous meeting held on the 10 June 2019, be approved.

3.

Forward Work Programme 19/20 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

That the forward work programme for 19/20 be noted.

4.

Care Inspectorate Wales Local Authority Performance Review Annual Letter pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

5.

Care Inspectorate Wales and Health Inspectorate Wales Inspection of Older Adults Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Head of Adult Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

6.

West Glamorgan Safeguarding Boards Joint Annual Business Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the West Glamorgan Safeguarding Boards Joint Annual Business Plan 2019-20 be approved as detailed in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to comply with the regulations within the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 that Safeguarding Boards are required to produce and publish an annual business plan by 31 March each year.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the 3 day call in period.

7.

Section 33 Agreement for Care Homes in the West Glamorgan Region pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing be granted delegated authority to agree the final terms of the Section 33 agreement for care homes in the West Glamorgan region.

 

2.   That the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing enter into the Section 33 agreement with the West Glamorgan partners of City and County of Swansea and Swansea Bay University Health Board.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To enable the Council to enter into a Section 33 agreement with Western Bay partners which would be the most appropriate way for the Council to discharge its obligations under Part 9 of the Act.

 

The Council’s obligations under Part 9 of the Act came into force on 6 April 2018.   Although the timescales for implementation was extended. Local Authorities were informed that Welsh Government may consider intervention if the pooled fund requirements were not delivered by the end of April 2019.  Delegating authority to the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing to approve the final terms of the Section 33 agreement will avoid the need for further delay in establishing the Section 33 agreement.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decision will be implemented after the 3 day call in period.

 

 

8.

Social Housing Grant (SHG) Housing Finance Grant (HFG) & Recycled Capital Grant (RCG) Programme 2018-21 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Head of Adult Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

The report be noted.

9.

Children and Young People and Adult Services - Full Year (2018 - 19) Performance Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Head of Children and Adult Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

The report be noted.

10.

Inter-Agency (Collaborative) Agreement Relating To the Provision of a Regional Advocacy Service to be Delivered in the West Glamorgan Regional Partnership Board pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Report of the Head of Children and Young People Services

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That the Head of Children and Young People Services be granted delegated authority to enter into an Inter-Agency Agreement with the City and County of Swansea to facilitate the procurement of a West Glamorgan Children’s Advocacy Service and for the City and County of Swansea to continue to be the lead partner on this arrangement.

 

2.   That the City and County of Swansea lead the procurement process on behalf of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and for the City and County of Swansea to continue to host the contract for a regional West Glamorgan Children’s Advocacy Service, which would be used by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To enable the Council to discharge its statutory duty to deliver the Welsh Government directive on the national approach to advocacy for children and young people.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decision will be implemented after the 3 day call in period.

 

 

 

 

11.

Access to Meetings

To resolve to exclude the public for the following items pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001. No. 2290 and the relevant exempt paragraphs of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290, the public be excluded for the following item of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the Paragraph 13 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

12.

The Manager's Report on Hillside Secure Children's Home (Exempt Paragraph 13)

Private Report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing

Minutes:

Members were supportive of the request made by the Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held prior to this Cabinet Board. 

 

Decision:

 

That the item be deferred to the next meeting in September 2019.  

 

13.

The Regulated Service (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017 (Exempt Under Paragraph 13)

Private Report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing

Minutes:

Members were supportive of the request made by the Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held prior to this Cabinet Board. 

 

Decision:

 

That the item be deferred to the next meeting in September 2019. 

 

14.

Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service Repayment of Disabled Facilty Grant Monies (Exempt Under Paragraph 14)

Private Report of the Head of Adult Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the full amount of grant monies be waived for the reasons contained within the private circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to exercise it discretion under the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.  Disabled Facilities Grant (Conditions relating to approval or payment of Grant) General Consent 2008.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the 3 day call in period.

15.

Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service, Repayment/Waiver of Group Repair Grant Monies (Exempt Under Paragraph 14)

Private Report of the Head of Adult Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the grant monies as detailed in the private circulated report be waived for the reasons stated in the report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Authority to exercise its discretion under The Private Sector Housing Renewal Strategy and Policy published in July 2003, pursuant to the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) England & Wales order 2002.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the 3 day call in period.

16.

Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service (HRAS) - Service Report (Exempt Under Paragraph 14)

Private Report of the Head of Adult Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.