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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Centre, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

No. Item


Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


·         None


Public Questions

·         Questions must relate to matters on the open part of the Agenda of the meeting, and will be dealt with in a 10 minute period


·         None


Notes and Conveners Letter pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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

Additional documents:


·         Approved


Statutory Member Q&A - Swansea Council pdf icon PDF 102 KB

·         Councillor Rob Stewart – Vice Chair of PSB, Leader of Swansea Council


·         Councillor Clive Lloyd came to represent Swansea Council on the Statutory Member Q&A

·         Governance and joint partnership working will be important going forward

·         The County Lives/Substance Misuse project is an excellent example of joint working within the PSB. Tangible outcomes and actions by all partners involved, joint location of services

·         The Plan demonstrates where the Board want to be, they need to remain flexible and be responsive

  • The objectives capture areas of focus partners can buy into
  • Pooled budgets are not in the foreseeable future
  • Legislation requires to focus on certain objectives, lots of consultation to get them, broad and flexible
  • The objectives are what people said they want
  • Need to produce an annual report, the right governance structure being in place will reduce bureaucracy
  • The governance review will help with structure clarity
  • Concerns that there are no resources in place to help deliver against actions
  • Small areas of improvement, the success will be if collaborative work becomes business as usual
  • There is funding of a Natural Resources Wales Green Infrastructure project which came about as a result of PSB work
  • The Commissioners have impact and influence over local Councils if they feel PSB is not working as it should
  • The role of ABMU is much more positive with a Local Area Co-ordinator role funding by ABMU in place in Llansamlet




Live Well, Age Well - Objective Lead Update on Action Plan pdf icon PDF 159 KB

·         Councillor Mark Child – Cabinet Member - Care, Health & Ageing Well

·         Jane Whitmore - Partnership and Commissioning Manager


·         6 key areas for the live well/age well action plan

·         Listened to people of all ages to feed into the plan

·         The ‘Big Conversation’ was around intergenerational work from ages 7+ and included lots of services

·         Worked closely with Development and Regeneration to feed into the City Centre Development. Linking in with Planning Officers to ensure public views are regularly heard

·         Common ground working – safety, loneliness, mental health, access to services and transport

·         Same themes are reoccurring – similar issues identified in a previous scrutiny activity

·         The issue of young people with dementia needs to be publicised more

·         Swansea is recognised as a successful dementia friendly City by the Older Persons Commissioner

·         Mental health is a big issue and young people want access to transport

·         Must involve the correct people when feeding back but conversations but translate into delivery

·         Trying to close the feedback loop with a co-productive approach

·         The Big Conversation is a quality feedback mechanism and involves the correct people

·         The 50+ network is expanding via the Local Area Co-ordinators

·         ‘Sporting Memories’ is a project aimed at people with dementia – will relay back to the executive lead and collaborate – PSB in action

·         PSB can be a vehicle to make progress on long term issues

·         ‘Making Every Contact Count’ developed by PSB – holistic approach e.g. fire check and home safety


Governance Update pdf icon PDF 117 KB

·         Suzy Richards – Sustainable Policy Officer

Additional documents:


·         Significant outputs as a result of PSB – will be reported in the annual report

·         Governance root cause of accountability, resources, risk, finance and responsibility

·         Steering group set up to explore best practice, legal and governance expertise drawn from existing PSB

·         Governance and Action Plans should be brought together

·         The governance review will inform success monitoring and reporting


Work Plan 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 62 KB


·         Discussed

·         One of the meetings of the 2019/20 work plan to be held in the Faith in Families venue – arrange via Cherrie Bija Co-optee


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