Agenda for Adult Social Care & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee on Thursday, 7th May, 2009, 4.00pm
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Contact: Kath Vlcek, Scrutiny Support Officer
(a) Declaration of Substitutes – Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.
(b) Declarations of Interest by all Members present of any personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.
(c) Exclusion of Press and Public - To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.
NOTE: Any item appearing in Part 2 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 for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.
77. PROCEDURAL BUSINESS
77A. Declarations of Substitutes
77.1 Councillor David Smart was substitute for Councillor Dawn Barnett.
77B. Declarations of Interest
77.2 There were none.
77C. Declarations of Party Whip
77.3 There were none.
77D. Exclusion of Press and Public
77.4 In accordance with section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, it was considered whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of any items contained in the agenda, having regard to the nature of the business to be transacted and the nature of the proceedings and the likelihood as to whether, if members of the press and public were present, there would be disclosure to them of confidential or exempt information as defined in section 100I (1) of the said Act.
77.5 RESOLVED – That the press and public be not excluded from the meeting.
78.1 RESOLVED - That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2009 be approved and signed by the Chairman.
79.1 The Chairman said that the Overview and Scrutiny Commission had approved the setting up of the proposed Select Committee into dementia services. The Select Committee would be a piece of joint working between the Adult Social Care and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The membership of the Committee would be Councillors Dawn Barnett, Pat Hawkes, Averil Older and Georgia Wrighton, with a co-optee from the Local Involvement Network.
79.2 The Chairman explained the format of today’s Committee, which was focussing on Learning Disabilities and the ‘Valuing People Now’ agenda. There would be a DVD explaining ‘Valuing People Now’ followed by the opportunity for Committee members to attend five themed stalls, each of which would explain a strand of work from ‘Valuing People Now’.
79.3 The Chairman said that the catering for today’s Committee had been provided by Feast, a service staffed by Buckingham Road Day Centre service users; refreshments included a wide array of homemade biscuits (please contact Liz Evans at Buckingham Road Day Centre for further information). The Chairman thanked everyone for their work in providing the refreshments to the Committee.
79.4 At the end of the Committee meeting, the Chairman explained how the information that Members had gained in the Committee would be used. The Learning Disability Partnership Board’s Action Plan would be ready for consultation in autumn. Iit would be added to the agenda for the September Adult Social Care and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee so that Members could feed their comments into the action plan.
No public questions have been received.
80.1 There were no public questions.
Letters & Notices of Motion from Councillors
No letters or Notices of Motion have been received.
81.1 There were no letters or Notices of Motion from Councillors.
Overview of Learning Disability Services & 'Valuing People Now' DVD
Presentation from the Manager of the Community Learning Disability Team, followed by ‘Valuing People Now’ DVD and members’ questions.
82.1 The Committee members viewed a DVD explaining ‘Valuing People Now’ which is central government's strategy for improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
There will be five themed stalls including:
‘A Place to Live’;
‘Taking Part in the City’;
Making it Happen’; and
83.1 The Committee attended five themed stalls:
83.2 Healthy Lives Sub-Group
(a) Members heard that priorities for the group included:
(b) In terms of implementing Health Checks and Health Action Plans, members heard that
(c) With regard to ‘Green Light for Mental Health’, members heard that:
(d) With regard to Improving People’s Experiences of Hospital Services, members heard that:
83.3 Housing for People with Learning Disabilities
(a) Members heard that the National Strategy – ‘Valuing People Now’ included a number of priorities:
(b) Members heard about the Brighton & Hove Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy, which includes:
(c) With regards to Brighton & Hove’s local achievements in housing, members were told:
(d) Members heard about the work of the’ A Place to Live’ sub–group. The sub-group were working to produce:
83.4 Making It Happen & Personalisation
(a) Members heard about the Learning Disability Partnership Board:
(b) Members heard about personalisation of services. There was information available about self-directed support and the Learning Disability self-directed support project
Involving family Carers:
83.5 Notes from Taking Part In The City Group & Work & Skills stall
(a) Members heard about the Taking Part In The City Group.
(b) Members heard about the Work & Skills Group:
83.6 Brighton and Hove Speak Out
(a) Two Speak Out service users attended the committee, with support from a Speak Out worker. Members heard about the work of Speak Out, an advocacy charity for people with learning disabilities.
(b) The service users explained that Speak Out work includes:
Items to go forward to Cabinet or the relevant Cabinet Member Meeting
To consider items to be submitted to the next available Cabinet or Cabinet Member Meeting.
84.1 There were none.
Items to go forward to Council
To consider items to be submitted to the next Council meeting for information.
85.1 There were none.