The Board considered the Older People’s Strategy Action Plan.
Everyone was fully engaged and it was a thorough process. Once the action plan had been agreed it would form a forward plan for the Board for the next 3 years. Part of the process was to identify any areas where there was duplication or synergies in order to free up resources.
There were three major project areas and the Board agreed to establish three task and finish groups around planning for the future, assistive technology and use of the internet.
An updated action plan would be forwarded to the clerk.
(Action: Kieth Naylor)
The action leads were as follows:
1.1 Georgina Hamilton-Leigh would be the lead in relation to the iHub;
1.2 Individual Board members agreed to respond to the Bus Strategy;
1.3 A Lifelong Learning Representative would be the best contact in relation to opportunities for mental and social stimulation;
1.4 Claire D’Cruz was the lead for supporting the improvement of information about and better promotion of regular preventative health checks;
1.5 Abby Thomas, Head of Community Engagement and Equalities would be contacted regarding researching issues in relation to ex-servicemen and women in the Borough;
2.1 Mira Haynes would be the lead on integrated working;
2.2 Mira Haynes would be the lead on Health and Social Care Policy, for example, the Care Bill;
2.3 The Integrated Care Partnership Board would be invited in relation to hospital discharge issues for people with stroke;
2.4 The Dementia Partnership Board would be invited in relation hospital discharge issues for people with dementia;
2.5 Individual members of the Board should respond by 27 September 2013 if they wish to respond to the Department of Health Improving Care Survey regarding issues relating to co-ordinated care planning http://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/public/ascteam/dhics/dhics ;
2.6 Dr Sachdev would be invited in relation to end of life care issues;
3.1 Naoma Dobson would be the lead on sensory needs;
3.2 The Chief Officer: Housing at Bracknell Forest Council would be invited in relation to supporting households who needed or wanted to move home. The home share scheme and the freespace relocation service would be promoted through Board member networks;
3.3 The Chief Officer: Housing and Bracknell Forest Homes would be invited in relation to the Garth Hill extra care housing scheme;
3.4 The Chief Officer: Housing and Bracknell Forest Homes would be invited to give an update on welfare reform;
4.1 Neil Haddock, Head of Performance and Resources for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, would be invited in relation to finance and assessment work related to the Care Bill;
4.2 Citizens Advice Bureau would be invited in relation to the role of information and signposting providers, and a new sub-action would be added to the Action Plan to discuss the impact of the restructure of the CAB on older people;
4.3 Abby Thomas would be invited in relation to issues for the Nepali and other migrant communities;
4.4 Tracey had begun work in this area as Age Concern Bracknell received many queries. The lead would not be just one person or organisation and would be agreed in future. A number of organisations were suggested that might be involved in planning for the future and Board members were asked to send details to Kieth Naylor.
5 To inform the work of the task and finish group and to better understand the Council’s approach to Priority 5: Access to the Internet and the skills to use it, it was agreed that Bobby Mulheir, Chief Officer: Customer Services be invited to a future meeting of the Board to discuss Digital Inclusion in relation to older people.
Leads for remaining actions would be agreed between meetings.
With Leads for actions agreed, the Board were asked to consider the order in which actions should be undertaken.
Any comments on the Older People’s Strategy Action Plan should be forwarded firstname.lastname@example.org .
It was suggested that there be highlight reports on the action plan at each meeting of the Board.