Meeting documents

Adult Social Services Review Panel
Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

Adult Social Services Review Panel Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 5th July 2016
Time:
05:00 p.m.
Place:
Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX
 

Attendance Details

Present:

Councillor Louisa Woodley (Chair)
Councillors Margaret Bird, Pat Clouder, Yvette Hopley, and Callton Young.

Also present:
Pratima Solanki, Director of Adult Social Care and All-age Disability,
Sean Olivier, Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator,
Sarah Ireland, Director of Strategy Communities and Commissioning
Ivor Bundell, Project Manager LD Insource
Vanda Leary, Programme Manager

Item Item/Resolution
MINUTES - PART A
A24/16 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR OF THE PANEL FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2016-2017.

It was moved by Councillor Pat Clouder and seconded by Councillor Callton Young that Councillor Louisa Woodley be nominated as Chair of the Adult Social Services Review Panel for the municipal year 2016-17. The motion was put and carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Councillor Pat Clouder and seconded Councillor Louisa Woodley that Councillor Callton Young be nominated as Vice -Chair of the Panel.

 

The motion was put and carried unanimously
 

A25/16 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016 (ATTACHED)

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2016, be signed as an accurate record of the Panel's last meeting.

A26/16 DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

No disclosures of interest were made during the meeting.

A27/16 URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

A28/16 EXEMPT ITEMS

The Panel RESOLVED that the allocation of items between Part A and Part B of the agenda be confirmed, as printed.

A29/16 UPDATE ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE PROGRAMME

Pratima Solanki, Director of Adult Social Care and All-age Disability, updated the Panel regarding the continued programme of transformation of the adult social care.

 

Pratima discussed the four major work streams and updated the committee on progress since the last meeting. The report presented to the Panel gave full details of progress under each workstream and confirmed that two Members learning events were to be held in July on Direct Payments

 

Workstream 1: A life not a care plan.

 

Focuses on changing the culture, communication with Adult Services and stakeholders.
• Continuing to work with service user group, specifically around learning disabilities,
• Vision- personalised service budgets to 'have a life' not a ‘care plan'

 

Workstream 2: A new operating Model

 

Focuses on designing and implementing an operating model to support demand and the signposting of clients. Pratima advised the Panel that the Council were reviewing the structure of Adult Services at the higher level and recruitment was underway for Head of Service and Director role.
• Over 65 services are currently spilt into many different teams these would be bought together.
• 0-65 and 0-25 SEN looking to amalgamate service from October 2016
• ‘Front door' - assets based assessments, changing attitudes
• Safeguarding - high number of referrals but not all safeguarding- a triage service will help reduce this by over 30%
• Referral format is being revised to ensure that needs and services are more joined up

 

Workstream 3: A financial sustainable model of Adult Social Care.

 

Focuses of demand management, financial control, value for money and efficiency services.

 

Workstream 4: Commissioning for Personalisation.

 

Focuses on achieving outcomes and a sustainable model for Adult Social Care.

 

The Chair thanked officers for their work.

 

The Panel RESOLVED to note the content of the report.
 

A30/16 LOCAL AUTHORITY TRADING COMPANY (LATC) UPDATE

Sarah Ireland, Director of Strategy Communities and Commissioning gave an update on the current position regarding the LATC. Sarah advised the Panel that the LATC would be wound down and the services provided would be bought back ‘in house' by the beginning of December 2016. She advised that the Chair of the LATC had resigned and that she would undertake that role, on a temporary basis, until the services returned in-house. All contracts would be reviewed over the next six months.

 

Ivor Bundell, Project Manager LD Insource, gave a brief presentation on the insourcing of day care and advised that the service would be moved back in-house by the beginning of August 2016.

 

The Panel noted the content of the two updates.
 

A31/16 BETTER CARE FUND PLAN 2016/17

Vanda Leary, Programme Manager presented the report that updated the Panel on the progress made in the Better Care Fund (BCF) since the last report to the Panel in February 2016.

The BCF plan comprises a wide range of schemes across health and social care which are delivering against 6 key metrics; these were listed in Paragraph 3.2 of the report.

The BCF will continue in 2016/17 with a mandated minimum of £3.9billion (nationally) to be deployed locally on health and social care through pooled budget arrangements between local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. The policy framework and key points are in paragraphs 4.2 and 4.3 of the report.

 

BCF planning submission for 2016/17 in two parts
1. numerical planning template return; and
2. a brief narrative plan.

 

A first draft narrative plan was submitted to NHSE in March 2016 and following feedback changes were made and the plan resubmitted in June 2016. It is anticipated that final assurance rating of "Approved" will be achieved but NHSE advise that Croydon is rated HIGH RISK for delivery due to financial state of local health economy.


BCF executive group to consider option to proceed to satisfy NSHE and Council partners

 

The Panel RESOLVED to note the report
 

A32/16 UPDATE ON THE OUTCOME BASED COMMISSIONING (OBC)

Sarah Ireland, Director of Strategy Communities and Commissioning updated the Panel introduced the report before the Panel. She advised that Commissioning and Providers would be bought together.

 

Following Cabinet approval in September 2014 to jointly commission an integrated health and social care system for over 65's in Croydon, Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCCG) and the Council proceeded with a Most Capable Provider process. The Accountable Provider Alliance (APA) invited to participate includes: Adult Social Care, Croydon Health Services, Age UK, South London and Maudsley MHT and Croydon GP Collaborative.

 

Section 3 of the report detailed the process and progress made to date.

 

The Panel RESOLVED to:
1.1 Note the process and progress so far;
1.2 Note the decision to move to a Commissioner and Provider Alliance Model;
1.3 Consider the benefits of a Commissioner and Provider Alliance Model;
1.4 Receive a further update on progress at the next panel meeting.
 

A33/16 WORK PROGRAMME

The Chair asked Panel members to contact her with suggestion for future items to be considered by the Panel.

A34/16 CAMERA RESOLUTION

The Panel RESOLVED under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act. As proposed by Councillor Pat Clouder and Seconded by Councillor Yvette Hopley.

 

The remainder of the meeting included disclosure of exempt information (as defined by paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A in Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972: ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)'. The minutes of the discussion are therefore also exempt and not available to the public. A summary of the discussion is below, as required by section 100C(2) of the Local Government Act 1972.
 

MINUTES - PART B
B35/16 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016 (ATTACHED)
  • Minutes part B (38K/bytes)

The Panel RESOLVED that the Part B minutes of the meeting held on 27th April 2016 be signed as an accurate record of the Panel's last meeting.

B36/16 SAFEGUARDING ADULTS SERVICES
  • Part b Report (98K/bytes)

The Panel considered an updates from those care homes currently being monitored through the serious concern protocol and supported by the Care Support Team. A concern may be linked to a poor CQC report or due to a serious incident(s) occurring within the establishment.

 

RESOLVED that the Panel note the report.