Who are we?

The Health & Wellbeing Board is the forum where representatives of the Council, NHS and Third Sector hold discussions and make decisions on the health and wellbeing of the people of Brighton & Hove. Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.


Where and when is the Board meeting?

This next meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday (26 January 2021), starting at 4.00pm.  It will last about two and a half hours. Board meetings are available to view on the council’s website.


What is being discussed?

There are 7 main items on the agenda

·         Presentation – Covid Recovery plan Strategy and Update;

·         Presentation – Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy;

·         Presentation – Housing Neighbourhoods and Communities, Work to Implement the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy;

·         New Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2021-2026;

·         Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Public Interest Report and Recommendations;

·         Adult Social Care Fees 221-22;

·         Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy













Health & Wellbeing Board

26 January 2021


Via Microsoft Teams



Who is invited:


B&HCC Members: Shanks (Chair), Nield (Deputy Chair), Moonan (Opposition Spokesperson), Bagaeen (Group Spokesperson) and Childs

CCG Members: Dr Andrew Hodson (Deputy Chair), Lola BanJoko, Malcolm Dennett, Dr Jim Graham and Ashley Scarff

Non-Voting Co-optees: Geoff Raw (CE - BHCC), Deb Austin (Acting Statutory Director of Chidlren's Services), Rob Persey (Statutory Director for Adult Care), Alistair Hill (Director of Public Health), Graham Bartlett (Safeguarding Adults Board), Chris Robson (Local Safeguarding Children Board) and David Liley (Healthwatch)




























Penny Jennings

Secretary to the Board

Democratic Services Officer01273 291065











Date of Publication - Monday, 18 January 2021






This Agenda and all accompanying reports are printed on recycled paper







Formal matters of procedure


This short formal part of the meeting is a statutory requirement of the Board





36       Declarations of substitutes and interests and exclusions



The Chair of the Board will formally ask if anyone is attending to represent another member, and if anyone has a personal and/or financial interest in anything being discussed at the meeting.  The Board will then consider whether any of the discussions to be held need to be in private.





37       Minutes

9 - 22


Minutes of the meeting held on the 10 November 2020 (copy attached)





38       Chair's Communications



The Chair of the Board will start the meeting with a short update on recent developments on health and wellbeing.


This will be followed by Callover by the Democratic Services Officer.





39       Formal Public Involvement

23 - 28


This is the part of the meeting when members of the public can formally ask questions of the Board or present a petition.  These need to be notified to the Board in advance of the meeting Contact the Secretary to the Board at penny.jennings@brighton-hove.gov.uk


(a) Petitions – to consider any petitions received by noon on 20 January 2021 copy of petition referred from the meeting of Council held on 17 December 2020 (attached);


(b) Written Questions – to consider any written questions received by noon on 20 January 2021 (details of questions received at date of publication (attached);


(c) Deputations – to consider any Deputations received.





40       Formal Member Involvement




To consider any of the following:


(a) Petitions;


(b) Written Questions;


(c) Letters;


(d) Notices of Motion





41       Presentation - Covid Recovery Plan Strategy and Update on Outbreak Control Plan



This will be a joint presentation by the Director of Public Health, Executive Director, Adult Social Care and the CCG which will update on the information provided to previous meetings and an update on the current situation in the city.





42       Presentation, Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy



Joint presentation, Joint Health and Welfare Strategy





43       Presentation - Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities, Work  to Implement  the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy



Presentation - Implementation of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.





44       The New Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy (SEND) 2021-2026

29 - 74


Report of the Assistant Director, Health, Special Educational Needs and Disability (copy attached)



Ward Affected:

All Wards






45       Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman Public Interest Report & Recommendations

75 - 92


Report of the Executive Lead, Strategy, Governance and Law (copy attached)




Victoria Paling

Tel: 01273



Ward Affected:

All Wards






46       Adult Social Care Fees 2021-22

93 - 100


Report of the Executive Director Health and Adult Social Care (copy attached)




Andy Witham

Tel: 01273 291498



Ward Affected:

All Wards






47       Annual Review of Adult Social Care Charging Policy 2021

101 - 126


Report of the Assistant Director, Adult Health and Social Care (copy attached)




Angie Emerson

Tel: 01273 295666



Ward Affected:

All Wards








This meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website.  At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Data collected during this web cast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy (Guidance for Employees’ on the BHCC website).


Agendas and minutes are published on the council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk.  Agendas are available to view five working days prior to the meeting date.

Electronic agendas can also be accessed through our meetings app available through www.moderngov.co.uk


For further details and general enquiries about this meeting contact penny .jennings@brighton-hove.gov.uk, Democratic Services,  or email democratic.services@brighton-hove.gov.ukor  



Public Involvement

The Health & Wellbeing Board actively welcomes members of the public and the press to attend its meetings and holds as many of its meetings as possible in public.


If you wish to attend and have a mobility impairment or medical condition or medical condition that may require you to receive assisted escape in the event of a fire or other emergency, please contact the Democratic Services Team (Tel: 01273 291066) in advance of the meeting. Measures may then be put into place to enable your attendance and to ensure your safe evacuation from the building.

Hove Town Hall has facilities for people with mobility impairments including a lift and wheelchair accessible WCs.  However, in the event of an emergency use of the lift is restricted for health and safety reasons please refer to the Access Notice in the agenda below.




Democratic Services                                                                                 democratic.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk


An infrared system operates to enhance sound for anyone wearing using a receiver which are available for use during the meeting.  If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the receptionist on arrival.




Fire / Emergency Evacuation Procedure


If the fire alarm sounds continuously, or if you are instructed to do so, you must leave the building by the nearest available exit.  You will be directed to the nearest exit by council staff.  It is vital that you follow their instructions:


·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and


Do not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so.


























Appendix 1



1.        Procedural Business

(a)   Declaration of Substitutes: Where Members of the Board are unable to attend a meeting, a designated substitute for that Member may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


(b)   Declarations of Interest:


(a)   Disclosable pecuniary interests

(b)   Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)    Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)     the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)    the nature of the interest; and

(iii)   whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members of the Board should seek advice from the Lawyer or Secretary preferably before the meeting.


(c)   Exclusion of Press and Public: The Board will consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the items are under consideration.


NOTE:     Any item appearing in Part Two of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.


A list and description of the exempt categories is available from the Secretary to the Board.