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 in the Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall on Tuesday 7 November 2023, starting at 4.00pm.  It will last about two and a half hours.

There is limited public seating available for those who wish to observe the meeting. Board meetings are also available to view on the council’s website.













Health & Wellbeing Board

7 November 2023


Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall



Who is invited:


B&HCC Members: Oliveira (Chair), Burden, Galvin, Hogan and West

CCG Members: Peter Lane (UHSx), Lola Banjoko, Ashley Scarff, Siobhan Melia (SCFT) and Dr Jane Padmore (SPFT)

Non-Voting Co-optees: Deb Austin (Statutory Director of Children's Services), Annie Callahan (SAB), Alistair Hill (Director of Public Health), Tom Lambert (Carers Centre), Joanna Martindale (Community Works) and Rob Persey (Statutory Director for Adult Care)




























Penny Jennings

Secretary to the Board

Democratic Services Officer01273 291065











Date of Publication - Monday, 30 October 2023






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





15       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.





16       Minutes

9 - 20


(a) Minutes of the Special meeting held on 28 June 2023 (copy attached)


(b) Minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2023 (copy attached)





17       Chair's Communications



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





18       Callover





Items 19 -25 will be called over by the Democratic Services Officer and Secretary to the Board. In the case of any items not called for discussion, the report recommendations will be taken as approved without amendment.





19       Formal Public Involvement



To consider the following:


(a) Petitions – to receive and consider any petitions by members of the public to Full Council or as notified for presentation at the meeting by the due date of 31 October 2023;


(b) Written Questions – to consider any written questions received by noon on 1 November 2023;


(c) Deputations – to consider any deputations received by noon on 1 November 2023, including any referred from Full Council.





20       Formal Member Involvement



(a) Petitions – To receive any petitions notified by the due date of 31 October 2023;


(b) Written Questions – To consider any written questions;


(c) Letters – To consider any letters;


(d) Notices of Motion - To consider any Notices of Motion submitted directly to the Board





21       Items Referred from Council



To consider any items referred from Full Council.





22       Sussex Health & Care Winter Approach 2023-24

21 - 44


Report of the Managing Director NHS Sussex (Brighton and Hove) and the Executive Director Health and Adult Social Care (copy attached)




Giles Rossington

Tel: 01273 295514



Ward Affected:

All Wards






23       Brighton and Hove Adult Autism Strategy

45 - 108


Report of the Director of Public Health (copy attached)

Contact: Lorne Power                                      Tel: 01273 291065



Ward Affected:

All Wards






24       Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2024 - 2026

109 - 220


Report of the Director of Public Health (copy attached)

Contact: Bernadette Alves                                      Tel: 01273 291065



Ward Affected:

All Wards






25       Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy - Ageing Well - Update

221 - 244


Report of the Director of Public Health (copy attached)




Kate Gilchrist

Tel: 01273 290457



Ward Affected:

All Wards






26       Items to be referred to Council



Any items which the Board decides it wishes to be referred to Full Council for information.







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 Democratic Services, 01273 2910656 or email democratic.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk



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.