Agenda and minutes

Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board
Thursday, 19th December, 2019 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. A.R.Lockyer be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

The following Member made a declaration of interest at the start of the meeting.

 

Councillor P.D.Richards

Re: Contractual Arrangements for a Minor Adaptations Service as he is a board member of Care and Repair Western Bay Ltd.

 

 

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 17 October 2019, be approved.

4.

Forward Work Programme 19/20 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

That the forward work programme for 2019/20 be noted.

5.

Remodelling and Relocation of Complex Needs Day Services pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a verbal amendment at the meeting, stating that the recommendation should include the closure of Abbeyview as a day service but that the building would be used to accommodate other services in future.

 

Decisions:

 

That Option 2 be approved as follows:

 

1.      That the site at Abbeyview be closed as a day service;

 

2.      That the Complex Needs Day Services be provided at       Brynamlwg, Trem y Mor and Rhodes House;

 

3.      That the needs of the service users be met in the day service    provision most suited to their needs and to meet their    personal outcomes.

 

Reasons for Decisions:

 

To enable the Council to:

 

1.      Develop services in line with people’s specific requirements both current and future.

 

2.      Improve and enhance the quality of service delivery.

 

3.      Develop sustainable services with clear pathways.

 

4.      Enable the authority to be able to deliver a service to meet the needs of those people with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

 

6.

Direct Payments Policy pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Direct Payments Policy be approved as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To comply with the requirements of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and Part 4 Code of Practice (Meeting Needs) and Part 4 & 5 Code of Practice (Charging and Financial Assessment).

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

7.

Adult Services Respite Allocation Policy pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That approval be granted to implement the Adults Services Respite Allocation Policy as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To enable the Council to take into account the social care resources and other care and support available to individuals when undertaking an assessment or reassessment of carers’ 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.  Also, to 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

 

On the 10th June 2019 members approved a 90 day public consultation in respect of the Policy.  The consultation period took place between the 17th June to the 15th September 2019, a number of consultation and engagement activities took place. This has helped confirm the content of the final officer draft of the Policy.

 

8.

Adult, Children and Young People Services - 2nd Quarter (April 19 - September 19) Performance Report pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

9.

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 items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 13 and 14 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

10.

Contractual Arrangements for a Minor Adaptations Service

Minutes:

Councillor P.D.Richards re-affirmed his interest in the following item and left the meeting.  Councillor P.A.Rees substituted for this item only.

 

Decision:

 

That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Adult Services to enter into a contract with Care and Repair Western Bay Ltd for the provision of a Minor Adaption Service until 31 March 2021, with an option to extend the contract until 31 March 2022 as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure there is a legally binding framework between the parties.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

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

11.

The Manager's Report on Hillside Secure Children's Home

Minutes:

Councillor P.D.Richards returned to the meeting and Councillor P.A.Rees withdrew from the remainder of the meeting.

 

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

12.

Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 RISCA 2016

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.