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Declarations of interest from Members
The following Member made a declaration of interest at the commencement of the meeting:
Cllr S Freeguard: Joint report of the Director of Social Services, Health and Housing and the Regional Programme Director of the Western Bay Programme re: Western Bay Area Plan for Care and Support Needs 2018-23 as she is a Member of the ABMU Community Health Council.
The Committee noted the Minutes.
The Committee noted the Forward Work Programme.
The report was withdrawn from today’s meeting and will be rescheduled to a future meeting of the Committee.
The Committee scrutinised the following matters:
Cabinet Board Proposals
5.1 Western Bay Area Plan for Care and Support Needs 2018 – 2023.
The Committee received information in relation to the Western Bay Area Plan for Care and Support Needs 2018 – 2023 as contained within the circulated report.
Members noted that the ethos of the plan in relation to enabling citizens and focussing on wellbeing was dependent on the ability of services to react and be fit for purpose. Members also noted the themes of independent working and living through the plan and raised concern for those people that may need to move away from their communities and the importance of joining up services such as social housing and regeneration.
The ongoing work into the Asset Based approach was discussed and Members looked forward to receiving updates on this as the work progresses.
The Committee asked for further information in relation to the ‘Citizen’s Panel’ and they were informed that it comprises of a network of genuine service users and not paid representatives from organisations.
Members expressed concern about transport and accessibility issues, particularly in Valleys Communities.
Members were pleased to note the increased performance and the commitment in the report into identifying barriers and reducing delays in relation to Delayed Transfers of Care and looked forward to receiving further information at a future meeting.
The Committee asked for further information in relation to Social Value Forums and noted that there is a requirement in the Code of Practice to focus on alternative models of delivery and that the roles were currently in the process of being mapped.
The Committee discussed the impact of Brexit on the workforce and were informed that work is being completed centrally by HR on this issue.
It was noted that while there is no single point of access for children and young people to receive universal or specialist Mental Health Support in Western Bay there is a single point of contact in Neath Port Talbot’s children and young people services.
Following scrutiny, Members were generally supportive of the proposals to be considered at Cabinet Board but recommended that the Area Plan and Action Plan should be proof read grammatically before submission.
5.2 Learning Disability Services Strategic Delivery Plan 2018 – 2019.
Members received information in relation to the Learning Disability Services Strategic Delivery Plan 2018 – 2019 as contained within the circulated report.
The Committee asked for information in relation to the ongoing monitoring of progress and requested that quarterly performance monitoring information be brought back to this Committee.
The Local Area Co-ordinators (LAC) were discussed and Members were pleased to note the plans to roll out the service across all areas of the County Borough.
Members asked if the seemingly low respite figures referred to in the report could be checked for accuracy.
Following scrutiny, the Committee were supportive of the proposals to be considered at Cabinet Board.
5.3 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
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