Agenda and minutes

Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board
Thursday, 30th January, 2020 2.01 pm

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

Contact: Jayne Woodman-Ralph 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

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

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 19 December 2019, be approved.

3.

Forward Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

That the forward work programme for 2019/2020 be noted.

4.

Social Services Complaints and Representations Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

5.

Remodelling of Adult Social Care Services pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Head of Adult Services be granted permission to commence engagement and communication with the Adult Services workforce.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that we have a sustainable Adult Service that is able to meet the changing needs and demands of our local population and to ensure that the workforce has the opportunity to shape and inform the decision making in regards to the future model.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

The report requests permission to consult with staff on the remodelling of Adult Services.  Any changes to the workforce would be consulted on in line with our legal requirements and internal human resource policies and would involve the Council’s human resource department and union representatives.

6.

Contractual Arrangements for Externally Commissioned Specialist Day Services and Specialist Care Homes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

7.

Inter-Agency (Collaborative) Agreement Relating to the Provision of a Regional Speech and Language Therapy Service pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Children and Young People Services to agree the final terms of the Interagency Agreement with the City and County of Swansea for the delivery of a regional speech and language therapy service for Hillside Secure Children’s Home and the Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service;

 

2.   Following the agreement of the final terms of the Inter-Agency Agreement, the Head of Children and Young Peoples Services be granted delegated authority to enter into the contract with the City and County of Swansea until 31 March 2021;

 

3.   That the City and County of Swansea be the designated lead organisation in the purchasing of this service from Swansea Bay University Health Board and lead the management of the regional contract.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To enable the Council to meet the demands for Speech and Language Therapy services and to ensure that there is a legally binding agreement setting out the approved terms of working in partnership with the City and County of Swansea.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

8.

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:

RESOLVED:

that pursuant to Section 100A (4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the above Act.

 

9.

Contractual Arrangements for Children and Young People Services

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That the Head of Children and Young People Services be granted delegated authority to enter into contracts with:

 

·        Barnardos for the provision of a “Better Futures Service”

and

·        City and County of Swansea for the provision of a “Facing the Challenge Service”;

 

2.   That the contracts be up until the 31 March 2021 and if required with an option to extend until 31 March 2022.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure that there is a legally binding framework between the parties and the continuation of these essential services.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

10.

Contractual Arrangements for Services Funded by the Housing Support Grant

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

That subject to Welsh Government confirmation of the Housing Support Grant allocation to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

 

1.   The Head of Adult Services be granted delegated authority to enter into contracts with:

 

a.   Caer Las Cymru

b.   Housing Justice Cymru

c.   Calan DVS

d.   Hafan Cymru

e.   Thrive

f.     Coastal Housing

g.   Platfform

 

2.   That the contracts be for a period up until the 31 March 2021, subject to a 3 month notice period.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure that there is a legally binding framework between the parties and the continuation of these essential services.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

11.

Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service (HRAS) - Service Report

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.