Agenda and minutes

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Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.




Public Questions




Minutes. pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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




Domestic Abuse Work Stream pdf icon PDF 91 KB

·         Chris Sivers – Director – People

·         Jane Whitmore - Partnership  and Commissioning Manager

·         Megan Stevens - Key 3 Project Worker 


Domestic Abuse Work Stream


·         The new project introduced by Megan Stevens aims to create a clear pathway of referral for clients with domestic abuse issues, mental health problems and experience of substance misuse

·         Currently support is spread out and sporadic – this project aims to get an agency to take the lead.

·         Engagement and retention of clients is difficult given the often chaotic nature of their lifestyles

·         The support has to be appropriate and aim to reduce referrals as a result

·         Aim to avoid duplication and share information between agencies effectively

·         It is not a mandated service – clients have to want to take part

·         The project is monitored via an outcome section on the referral form

·         Looking at tailoring the existing ‘Ask and Act’ training to focus on mental health and substance misuse too

·         The project links in with third sector organisations to try and ensure all of the relevant services are joined up and communicating not to reproduce work and make the referral most effective

·         The project is low cost in relation to future commissioning. Welsh Government are looking to this project for good practice



Ageing Well Work Stream pdf icon PDF 108 KB

·         Chris Sivers – Director – People

·         Jane Whitmore - Partnership  and Commissioning Manager

·         Polly Gordon - Life Stages Partnership Manager


Ageing Well


·         The work stream came in in July 2016 while the Public Services Board was developing

·         ‘Live Well, Age Well’ is the intended name of the new Objective in the Wellbeing Plan, but that Plan has yet to go out to consultation and then be formally adopted.

·         The aim is to increase wellbeing in collaboration with communities and agencies

·         All Public Services Partners are recognised as dementia friendly

·         Working with planners and designers to make new houses suitable for older people

·         The Local Area Co-ordinators are proving very popular

·         There is evidence that expanding the Local Area Co-ordinator Roles to neighbouring wards has been successful

·         The dementia friendly service not only offers support to people with dementia but to people who are offering care too

·         Promoting events is challenging and the department are looking at increasing volunteer participation

·         Cherrie Bija informed the group that her service are running  intergenerational lunch clubs where people of all ages come together and share advice on things like using digital tablets

·         The rate of non-engagement in education, employment and training by older people is four times as high as with young people aged 16-25



Work Plan 2017/2018. pdf icon PDF 61 KB


Confirmed next meeting will review the draft Well Being Plan