Agenda and draft minutes

Adult Social Services and Health Committee
Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA

Contact: Charles Yankiah, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

17.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those present.

18.

Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were given by Councillors Jane Pascoe and Moira Butt (substituted by Councillor Holly Ramsey)

19.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2017 were agreed and signed by the Chair as an accurate record.

21.

Local Account 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

This report presents the Local Account for 2016/17, as Appendix A, for approval by the Committee. The Local Account outlines the key achievements and a summary of adult social services delivered. It explains how adult social services has used its resources to support vulnerable people in the borough and addressing key priorities.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Sandra Roche, Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care (People) presented the report and informed the Committee of the range of activity presented in the Local Account including the financial performance, the priorities for last year, customer satisfaction and the statutory performance of the service.

 

Members enquired about the safeguarding notifications and the presentation of the equalities data and also asked about the national adult social care survey and its performance and how the Council could publicise the good news a bit more.

 

Sandra Roche informed the Committee that the service works across all areas and with partners around safeguarding alerts and safeguarding activity.

 

The Chair informed the Committee that the equalities data had to be limited, due to the size of the report and the number of headings, but it was available for members if required.

 

The Chair thanked the officers and everyone involved for all the work that went into producing the data and the reports and asked that officers consider the issues raised as well as the suggestions by members relating to being able to promote the good work of social services.

 

RESOLVED: that the Adult Social Services and Health Committee –

 

1.    Approve the 2016/17 Local Account at Appendix A and the continued use of the format used at Appendix A for future Local Accounts.

 

2.    Agree that officers in consultation with the Chair look into the possibility of how the Local Accounts 2016/17 can be best shared with Local Committees.

 

3.    Agree that officers and staff of Social Services be thanked and that officers in consultation with the Chair agree a mechanism by which staff can be thanked.

22.

Update on the Joint Learning Disability Strategy Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 119 KB

This report provides an update on the progress of the Learning Disability Steering Group in completing the Learning Disability Strategy Implementation Plan and a copy of the draft Implementation Plan.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Terry Clark, Head of Social Care Commissioning presented the report and informed the Committee that the Learning Disability Delivery Plan as presented took into account the suggestions and feedback provided by members from the previous meeting.

 

Members thanked officers for the work done to date on the delivery plan and the work done with partners and service users and asked about the document being kept “live” so it could be changed as the needs arise.

 

Terry Clark informed the Committee that as part of the annual review of the strategy and delivery plan, there was a commitment for it to be reviewed annually by Committee which would take into account any changes and provide updates to members.

 

The Chair thanked officers for the work done to produce the improved delivery plan and for the strategy work done to date with health and social care partners and Sutton Health and Care.

 

RESOLVED: that the Adult Social Services and Health Committee –

 

1.    Approve the Joint Learning Disability Strategy Steering Group Implementation Plan.

 

23.

Adult Performance Report pdf icon PDF 126 KB

This report presents performance data together with a score card report generated in ‘real time’ from the Council’s performance management system (Pentana) as at November 2017.

 

Appendices to follow

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Benjamin Bennett, Data and Intelligence Manager presented the report and the covalent performance indicators for Adult Social Services.

 

Benjamin Bennett also informed the Committee that Councillor Reynolds had requested that a summary of 3 indicators be reported on as follows -

 

1.    Re-ablement - Older people still at home after 91 days from discharge from hospital.

 

2.    Proportion of Carers Assessments.

 

3.    Reviews of service users

 

The summaries provided insight on how the indicators were created and how individuals were receiving care. Members asked about the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguard (DoLS) and about “stretching” the targets for next year.

 

The Chair also enquired about the “meals on wheels” being at 100%.

 

Sandra Roche informed the Committee that DoLS is a statutory requirement for people who were potentially being deprived of their liberty and who lacked the mental capacity to make decisions e.g. people with learning difficulties or dementia.

 

Nick Ireland informed the Committee that a review of performance is undertaken towards the end of the financial year to inform new performance target setting for the next financial/performance year.

 

The Chair commented that the delegation to the Director and the Chair for agreeing the actual ‘targets’ for 2018/19 would not be an issue as the information would be shared with the Committee members.

 

Andrew Clark informed the Committee that the “meals on wheels” has been increasing with approximately 3-5 referrals per week being made by Social Work colleagues. The numbers have been increasing and feedback from customers has been good.

 

Members enquired about how the “meals on wheels” was monitored for its quality and standard of food.

 

Andrew Clark informed the Committee that the food was checked before it went out for the temperature and checks are made by staff to ensure meals are of the appropriate standard. Surveys are conducted by telephone or visits to the person house.

 

The Chair commented that not many boroughs do the “meals on wheels” anymore and Sutton should be proud of the service as it is a holistic service for the vulnerable adults in the borough.

 

RESOLVED: that the Adult Social Services and Health Committee –

 

1.    Notes the performance dashboard as set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

2.    Agrees the 2018/19 KPIs set out in Appendix B to the report subject to agreement of the actual targets for the KPIs, by the Acting Director of Adult Social Services and the Chair of the Adult Social Services and Health Committee.

24.

Urgent items brought forward at the direction of the chair

Minutes:

No urgent items were raised.

The Chair thanked officers and members for their work over the years on the Adult Social Services and Health Committee and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2018.