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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Liz Jordan 

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

Minutes:

Disclosures of interest – Chris Holley.

2.

Notes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive the notes of the previous meetings and agree as an accurate record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel agreed the notes of the meeting on 19 March and 26 March as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

Public Question Time

Questions must relate to matters on the Agenda and will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.

Minutes:

No members of the public were present at the meeting.

4.

Update on Adult Services Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Deborah Reed, Interim Head of Adult Services

Minutes:

Deborah Reed, Interim Head of Adult Services updated the Panel on the Adult Services Improvement Plan. 

 

Discussion points:

·         Panel does not agree with savings methodology used and is concerned savings are being classed as income rather than deferred costs. 

·         A bid has been submitted to support another five Local Area Coordinators (LACs) and a deputy team leader.  Three to be appointed as soon as possible and another two later in the year. 

·         Panel would like to see performance indicators that show the value of Local Area Coordinators and the value they are adding.  The Authority is going to see if it can import the ‘Wiltshire tool’ to enable it to do this.  Cabinet Member agreed to provide academic reports to evidence LACs are saving twice as much as they cost.

 

Actions:

 

·         Cabinet Member to provide academic reports on Local Area Coordinator savings.

5.

WAO report on Commissioning of Accommodation Services for People with Learning Disabilities - Follow up on progress with recommendations pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Deborah Reed, Interim Head of Adult Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Peter Field, Principal Officer, Prevention, Wellbeing and Commissioning followed up on progress with recommendations from Wales Audit Office on commissioning of accommodation services for people with learning disabilities. 

 

Discussion points:

·         Re-tendering process was open to all providers but no new ones applied. 

·         Panel feels a simple route map (diagram) is needed on the range of services available to support people with learning disabilities. 

·         The Authority tried to involve ‘hard to reach’ service users in the consultation.  All service users were contacted and invited to participate in the consultation and independent advocates were involved. 

·         Panel would like to know what the Authority is currently commissioning and requested further information on this.

·         Panel asked about engagement with carers.  An Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry is currently underway, and was informed by the Carers Centre that carers and parents are concerned about engagement with social workers.  Panel look forward to seeing the report when completed. 

 

Actions:

·         Further information on what the Authority is currently commissioning to be provided to the Panel for information.

6.

Work Programme Timetable pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

The Panel considered the work programme and the items scheduled for the first meeting of the new municipal year.

7.

Letters pdf icon PDF 355 KB

a)    Response from Cabinet Member (19 February 2019 meeting)

Minutes:

Letter received and considered by the Panel.

Letter to Cabinet Member (16 April 2019 meeting) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

 

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