Agenda and minutes

Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board
Thursday, 17th October, 2019 2.01 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms A/B - Neath Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Cllr P.D.Richards be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 5 September 2019, be approved.

3.

Western Bay Carers Annual Report (Deferred from the meeting held on the 5 September 2019) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

4.

Western Bay Safeguarding Boards Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

5.

Assisted Transport Policy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Adult Services Assisted Transport Policy be implemented as attached in Appendix 1 and 2 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to take into account the strengths and transport resources available to individuals and, where applicable, their carers when undertaking an assessment or reassessment of individual’s needs.  This will ensure independent travel is promoted wherever possible, that a sustainable range of good quality adult social care services are available to meet the needs of the most vulnerable citizens of Neath Port Talbot, and contribute towards the budgetary savings identified in the Council’s Forward Financial Plan.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

Members previously approved a 90 day public consultation period in respect of the policy. During this period, 8 April to the 8 July 2019 a number of consultation and engagement activities took place.  The outcome of the activity is detailed in Appendix 4 to the circulated report.  This has helped confirm the content of the final policy.

6.

Fairness of Service Provision Policy pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Adult Services Fairness of Service Provision Policy be implemented as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to take into account the social care resources available when undertaking an assessment or reassessment of individual’s needs. To ensure a sustainable range of good quality adult social care services are available to meet the needs of the most vulnerable citizens of Neath Port Talbot, and contribute towards the budgetary savings identified in the Council’s Forward Financial Plan.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

That the decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

On 7 March 2019 approval was granted for a 90 day public consultation in respect of the Policy.  During this period, 24 April to the 23 July 2019, a number of consultation and engagement activities took place.  Details of that activity as detailed in Appendix 4 to the circulated report helped confirm the content of the Policy.

7.

Review of Community Support Services - Local Area Co-ordinators pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

8.

Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Annual Plan 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Plan 2019-2020 be commended to Council for approval.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

To enable the Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service to undertake its duties to deliver youth justice services in line with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.  Services include preventing children and young people from entering the youth justice system, supervising young people in the community, the secure estate, supporting families and victims in partnership with other agencies.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

9.

Forward Work Programme 18/19 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

That the Forward Work Programme for 19/20 be noted.

10.

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 paragraph 14 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 items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972.

11.

Contractual Arrangements for a Shared Lives Support Service

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Head of Adult Services be given delegated authority to enter into a contract with Ategi Shared Lives for the provision of a shared lives support service for the period 1st May 2020 until 30th April 2021 with an option to extend the contract for up to a further 12 months as detailed in the circulated private report.

 

Reason fo Decision:

 

To enable the Council to deliver the required service and provide the Council with best value for money.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

12.

Contract for Supporting People Substance Misuse Service

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That, subject to the Welsh Government Housing Support Grant allocation and conditions, to provide the Head of Adult Services with delegated authority to enter into a contract with the Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction, for the provision of a substance misuse housing related support services.  The length of this contract to be 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021, with an option to extend for up to a further 12 months.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to provide the required service and to provide the Council with best value for money.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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