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Agenda and minutes

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Disclosures of Personal & Prejudicial Interests.


In accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the City & County of Swansea, no interests were declared.


Minutes: pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To approve & sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.


Resolved that the Minutes of the People Policy Development Committee held on 16 January 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Supported Living - Current Arrangements to Engage Community Including Ward Members. (Presentation)


The Principal Officer Mental Health and Learning Disabilities supported by the Principal Officer – Prevention, Wellbeing & Commissioning provided a presentation on “Supported Living – Current Arrangements to Engage Community Including Ward Members”.


The presentation outlined:


·                 Supported Living and current arrangements to engage community including ward members;

·                 The Supported Living development process;

·                 Funding;

·                 The minimum standards from care providers when dealing with neighbours and other members of the community;

·                 How to deal with complaints;

·                 Proposed future engagement.


The Committee asked various questions, which the officers responded to accordingly.  Topics centred around the following:


·                 The current arrangements for engaging with the community (the arrangements for privately owned properties was unknown);

·                 Clients with learning disabilities form the highest proportion of clients in Supported Living;

·                 Whether risk assessments were undertaken;

·                 Ward Members required sufficient information in order to allay residents’ fears at an early stage in order to manage the situation;

·                 Planning restrictions / permission requirements including the planning restrictions for HMO’s;

·                 The level of information that Ward Members require, eg address or location of property/premises, number of clients/residents, name of provider and contact details of Manager, broad outline of clients personal needs;

·                 Members not to be involved in the initial process and no specific personal details of clients/residents would be divulged.


The Chair thanked the Officer for the presentation.


Resolved that:


1)              The presentation be noted:

2)              Final details for future engagement arrangements be presented at the next meeting.


Work Plan 2018-2019. pdf icon PDF 94 KB


The Chair outlined the Work Plan for 2018-2019.


Resolved that the Work Plan be noted.


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