Agenda and draft minutes

Social Services, Housing and Community Safety Cabinet Board - Tuesday, 11th October, 2022 2.10 pm

Venue: Multi-Location Meeting Council Chamber, Port Talbot and Microsoft Teams

Contact: Naidine Jones 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Councillor J.Hale be appointed as Chair for the meeting.

 

2.

Chairpersons Announcement/s

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed all to the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were received.

 

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the 27th June were agreed as an accurate record of the meeting.

 

5.

Forward Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Minutes:

The Forward Work Programme was noted.

6.

Public Question Time

Questions must be submitted in writing to Democratic Services, democratic.services@npt.gov.uk no later than noon on the working day prior to the meeting. Questions must relate to items on the agenda. Questions will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.

Minutes:

No questions were received.

 

7.

NPT Youth Justice and Early Intervention Plan 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 Decision:

 

Having due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment, the Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Draft Youth Justice Plan 2022 – 23 be commended to Council for approval.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To enable the Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice Service (Early Intervention and Prevention) on behalf of Neath Port Talbot Council to undertake its duties to deliver youth justice services in line with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

It is proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Delegation under Local Government Legislation to Briton Ferry Town Council regarding the provision of a day service pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Minutes:

 

 

Decisions

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact screening assessment:

 

1.     That Briton Ferry Town Council be granted on year delegation to section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 and section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000 to operate a community meals service at Liberty Hall, Briton Ferry.  In accordance with the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1993.

 

2.     That the Head of Adult Services in consultation with the Head of Legal and Democratic Services be granted delegated authority to enter into a suitable agreement to document this delegation.

 

Reason for Decision

 

Failure to grant a delegation would mean the provision of a community meal service at Liberty Hall Briton Ferry would come to an end.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

 

9.

Delegation under Local Government Legislation to Neath Town Council regarding the provision of a day service pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Minutes:

 

 

Decisions

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact screening assessment:

 

1.     That delegated authority be granted to Neath Town Centre for one year pursuant to section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 and section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000 to operate a community meals service at Neath Town Café in accordance with the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983.

 

2.     That the Head of Adult Services in consultation with the Head of Legal and Democratic Services be granted delegated authority to enter into a suitable agreement to document this delegation.

 

Reason for Decision

 

Failure to grant a delegation would mean the provision of a community meal service at Neath Town Cafe would come to an end.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision was proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

10.

Distribution of Welsh Government Grant to Support Domiciliary Care Services pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Decisions

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact assessment:

 

1.     That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Adult Services to allocate £240,000 of funding provided through the Welsh Government grant in order to support commissioned domiciliary care providers to increase mileage rates for their workforces.

 

2.     That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Adult Services to utilise the £210,000 of the available Welsh Government grant for the purchase of electric cars, electric charge points and electric charge point installation for the pooled use of the Councils Community Wellbeing Team.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

So that the Council was able to distribute the available grant in a way that best supports the domiciliary care market.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in

Period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Rapid Re-Housing Report pdf icon PDF 400 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions

 

That having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment, the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Rapid Rehousing Plan as detailed in Appendix 2, be approved.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

To comply with Welsh Government requirements;

 

To improve our response to homelessness, providing a more effective service to ensure that homelessness is “rare, brief, and unrepeated”;

 

To support staff who are working in challenging circumstances; and

 

To ensure all people presenting as homeless have both the accommodation and support they need to lead positive lives in our communities.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision was proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

12.

Approval and Publication of Neath Port Talbot Housing Support Programme Strategy pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions

 

That having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment approval be granted for Officers to implement and publish the Housing Support Programme Strategy as detailed in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

To ensure a range of good quality housing related support was available to meet the needs of residents of Neath Port Talbot and that the Council is compliant with Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Local and Regional Market Stability Report pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Decision

 

1.     That the West Glamorgan Regional Market Stability Report be approved and published.

 

2.     That the Neath Port Talbot Market Stability Report be approved and published.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

To support the planning and commissioning of services and to ensure compliance with Section 144B of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) Page 272

and Regulated Services (Market Stability Reports) (Wales) Regulations 2021.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

14.

Future of Tremy Glyn pdf icon PDF 725 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

That having given due regard to the integrated impact assessment.

 

1.   That the Director of Social Care, Health and Housing be granted delegated authority to finalise negotiations with the Pobl Group to extend the current contract in relation to Trem Y Glyn for a period of 12 months, including agreeing the amended contract rates.

 

2.   That the Director of Social Care, Health and Housing be granted delegated authority to suspend the requirements of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules under rule 5, in particular the requirement for competition.

 

3.   On conclusion of these negotiations, to enter into a Deed of Variation to extend the term of the contract for a further period of 12 months, with the final costs being reported back to cabinet for information purposes.

 

4.   That a strategy for older people services be presented in September 2023 so that Members can make an informed decision on Trem Y Glyn post March 2024.

 

 

Reasons for Decision

 

To ensure sufficiency of care within Neath Port Talbot.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision was proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ends 15th October 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Quarter 1 Performance Indicators pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

16.

Quarter 1 Performance (1st April 2022- 30th June 2022) pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

17.

Urgent Items

Any urgent items (whether public or exempt) at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 (as amended).

Minutes:

No urgent items were received.

18.

Access to Meetings - Exclusion of the Public pdf icon PDF 244 KB

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.

 

19.

Contractual Arrangement for a Supported Lodgings Management and Delivery Service

Minutes:

Decision

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact assessment:

 

1.      The intention of the Head of Children and Young People Services to enter into a contract with Llamau for a Supported Lodgings Management and Delivery Service for Young People. This contract will be for a period of 12 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months, subject to a 3 month no fault early termination clause be noted.

 

2.    That approval be granted for Officers to undertake any necessary consultation as part of the review and commissioning process.

 

3.    That Officers  undertake a procurement exercise for the provision of a Supported Lodgings Management and Delivery Service for Young People.

 

4.    That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Children and Young People Services to enter into a contract with the winning bidder.

 

Reasons for Proposed Decision:

 

So that the Council was able to continue meeting its duties to young people that have an identified, need for supported lodgings.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision was proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ended 15th October 2022.

20.

Contractual Arrangements for Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Young People

Minutes:

Decision

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact assessment:

 

1.    That the intention of the Head of Adult Services to enter into a contract with Llamau and Pobl for the delivery of specialist temporary accommodation services for homeless young people. These contracts will be for a period of 12 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months, subject to a 3 month no fault early termination clause be noted.

2.    That approval be granted for Officers to undertake any necessary consultation as part of the review and commissioning process.

3.    That Officers undertake a procurement exercise for the provision of temporary accommodation services to homeless young people.

 

4.     That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Adult Services to enter into a contract with the winning bidder(s).

 

Reasons for Proposed Decision

 

So that the Council was able to continue meeting its duties to young people that are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

 

Implementation of Decision

 

The decision was proposed for implementation after the three day call in period, which ended 15th October 2022.

 

21.

Hillside Secure Home Quarterly Reports

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.