Agenda and draft minutes

Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 5 September 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Kirstine Berry 

Items
No. Item

21.

Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 16 July 2019.

 

To review the Actions Log arising from the Minutes and to provide an update on any issues arising since the last meeting.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 16 July 2019 be approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chairman.

 

There were no comments arising from Members from the Actions Log and there were no comments relating to issues arising since the last meeting.

22.

Declarations of Interest and Party Whip

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.

                                            

Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.

 

Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest relating to any items on the agenda, nor any indication that Members would be participating under the party whip.

23.

Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

24.

Public Participation

To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.

Minutes:

No submissions had been made by under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.

25.

Transformation Review pdf icon PDF 717 KB

Using the evidence pack which is to follow, the Panel will consider the following questions:

1.       The transformation programme has been going for 18 months.  What proof is there of its impact?  What lessons do we need to learn and what needs to change?

2.    How has the voice of the customer/carer made a difference to service provision? How has the conversations model made a difference and what is the impact?

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Using the evidence pack the Panel considered the following questions:

1.       The transformation programme has been going for 18 months.  What proof is there of its impact?  What lessons do we need to learn and what needs to change?

2.    How has the voice of the customer/carer made a difference to service provision? How has the conversations model made a difference and what is the impact?

 

Councillor Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing introduced the agenda item.

Panel Members were advised that:

·         Transformation was an ongoing process. 

·         The programmes that had been in place earlier this year (2019) had all been re-evaluated. 

·         Some programmes had been returned to business as usual (BAU), some programmes had been changed and some had been amalgamated into other programmes.

·         Some piloted programmes had not stacked up and so did not go into BAU.

·         The learnings from the transformation programmes were being looked at.

·         Some of the programmes currently being worked on were at the analysis phase and so full data was not available currently.

 

A huge amount of work had gone into pulling the evidence pack together and thanks were given to Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning and Sarah Kingston, Adults Transformation Programme Manager in particular for their work on the pack.

The pack was intended to be used as the core base of evidence for future reports into the progress of the transformation projects.

 

Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning advised Panel Members that the evidence pack circulated with the agenda would not be presented or talked through at the meeting and that further detail was provided in a separate presentation and package of information that was introduced by him.

 

In addition to the slides presented to the Panel which described the completed projects at phase 1, Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning advised Members that:

·         Rohan Wardena had led phase 1 of the transformation projects.

·         Transformation projects were constantly reviewed to make sure the right things were being worked on.

 

Conversations Model

·         The Conversations Model was a nationally recognised project.

·         In terms of the impact of the Conversations Model, there was no baseline data and there were no change indicators to understand which things had worked in which way. 

·         A baseline was a necessity and this was a learning.

·         Another learning in a number of programmes was that more people were needed to support and enable practitioners to lead and guide rather than expecting practitioners to be implementers.

 

More Transparent Assessment Tools

·         A key learning from the more transparent assessment tools programme was that more time was needed testing systems before rolling them out.

·         Initial assessments hadn’t led to the results that were expected. 

·         Good quality planning and project management support was crucial.

 

Online Marketplace

·         The Online Marketplace supported the Conversations Model and supported people in that process to direct them to services in the community. 

·         The learning from this project was that the site needs maintenance to make sure the information on it is up to date.

·         New practitioners  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 9 KB

To consider scheduled Executive Key and Non-Key Decisions relating to Adult Social Care, Health and Housing.

Minutes:

Members considered the scheduled Executive Key and Non-Key Decisions relating to Adult Social Care, Health and Housing.

Councillor Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing advised Members that the work relating to Heathlands was positive, work to develop Healthlands would be going out to tender shortly and that the target for the planning application, the next critical stage, was February 2020.