Steve Peddie, Head of Commissioning Older People and Long Term Conditions, Adult Care Commissioning and Sharon Houlden, Head of Assessment and Case Management, Personal Support, presented the report. Although the report was slightly out of date, as it relates to 2012/13, it nevertheless raised the awareness of an increase in dementia diagnosis, especially within the black and ethnic minority communities. The presentation and report highlighted the impact this is having on both the NHS and carers and what attempts are being made at addressing this impact to the community. An Asset Based Community (ABC) aimed at reducing the use of drugs, together with use of both voluntary and community groups, who will also be able to identify carers' needs is being adopted. Also highlighted was The Commissioning Priorities', which included home based care and support and end of life care. It was reported that there is still a need to improve the transition to a home, if this is requested to enable reablement, homecare and support, alongside extra care housing, which is the bridge between being in the community or in care.
The Panel asked a number of questions in including clarification of paragraph 5 (188.8.131.52) of the report, the distinction between extra care and personal care, concern about isolation of an ageing population and about personalisation, and multiple occupancy in the north of the Borough.
The Panel thanked Steve Peddie and Sharon Houlden for this presentation. Steve Peddie was asked to e-mail the replies to the questions raised by the Panel for which he needs to further investigate and agreed to confirm the statistics in paragraph 184.108.40.206.
RESOLVED That the report be received.