Health & Wellbeing Board


4.00pm 10 November 2020


Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall



decision list



Part One





BHCC Winter Cold Weather Plan



RESOLVED – That the Board approves the content of the report and the actions to be taken by the Council services and partner organisations.






Sussex Health and Care  Partnership (SHCP) Winter Plan



RESOLVED – That the Board notes the contents of the Sussex Health and Care Partnership Winter Plan 2020-21 update.






Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) Progress Report, October 2019- March 2020



RESOLVED – That in respect of this report is submitted to the Board for the Board:


(1)        Notes the report the contents of the report and commends to partners the importance of promoting partnership working to safeguard children, young people and their families across the city.;


(2)       Notes the BHSCP’s business plan priorities which run from April 2020 to March 2023 (page 7 of the report) and consider how this work aligns to work being undertaken as part of the city’s joint strategic needs assessment relating to “Starting Well”. Priority 4 (below) will focus on implementation recommendations from the Sussex wide review of emotional health and wellbeing support for children and young people, ensuring that gaps in provision are addressed.


·         Priority 1 - Partnership Engagement and Accountability: The new arrangements will provide strategic leadership to embed the principles of safeguarding citywide.


·         Priority 2 - Safeguarding children from violence and exploitation: There is a clear understanding of the scale of complex and contextual safeguarding within Brighton & Hove and that the needs of children and young people affected by violence are identified and assessed effectively.


·         Priority 3 - Neglect: The needs of children and young people affected by neglect are identified and assessed effectively resulting in timely and appropriate intervention.


·         Priority 4 - Mental Health and Emotional Health and Wellbeing: Service provision for children who need support for emotional and mental health issues is consistently good across Brighton & Hove; and


(3)        Notes that the BHSCP is in the early stages of understanding the long-term impact of Covid-19 on safeguarding and supporting our children, young people and their families as well as considering how best to promote their wellbeing and targeting our resources accordingly.








"A Good Send Off" - Healthwatch Brighton and Hove Report on End of Life Care



RESOLVED – (1) That the Board request that the recommendations of the report are delivered through the Brighton and Hove Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, by all the relevant partners to the strategy. Particularly Dying Well and Ageing Well.


(2) That the Board request partners to the JHWS to devise and implement an action plan to address the recommendations of the report. That action plan should include service users and their families as equal partners in service re-design and co-production of improved end of life care services; and


(3) That there be a report back to the HWB on progress in 12 months time.