Agenda, decisions and minutes

Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 4.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu/Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

52.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Decision:

The following disclosures were made in the interest of transparency and in relation to the Mental Wellbeing in Bradford and Craven – Spotlight on Services (Minute 57):

 

(i)            Councillor A Ahmed disclosed that she was a Governor for the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

 

(ii)          Councillor Berry disclosed that the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust was a partner organisation of his employer.

 

(iii)         Trevor Ramsay disclosed that he was employed by VITAL (Value Involve Talk Advocate Link) which was part-funded by the local authority for the NHS Complaints Advocacy Team.

 

(iv)         Susan Crowe disclosed that her organisation (Bradford Talking Media) held a contract with the Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority’s department of Health and Wellbeing.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

Minutes:

The following disclosures were made in the interest of transparency and in relation to Minute 57 (Mental Wellbeing in Bradford and Craven – Spotlight on Services):

 

(i)            Councillor A Ahmed disclosed that she was a Governor for the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

 

(ii)          Councillor Berry disclosed that he was employed by Touchstone (Liaison and Diversion Services) for which the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust was a partner organisation.

 

(iii)         Trevor Ramsay disclosed that the organisation he worked for (Value, Involve, Talk, Advocate, Link) received funding from the local authority.

 

(iv)         Susan Crowe disclosed that her organisation (Bradford Talking Media) had a contract with the Clinical Commissioning Groups and the local authority’s Health and Wellbeing department.

 

(v)          Councillor Hargreaves disclosed that he was a Director and Trustee of Queensbury Community Programme Ltd which held, and may receive funding for, wellbeing cafés.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

53.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018 be signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

54.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Decision:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

55.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

Decision:

There were no referrals made to the Committee.

Minutes:

There were no referrals made to the Committee.

 

56.

MENTAL WELLBEING IN BRADFORD AND CRAVEN - SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICES pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Director of Strategic Partnerships for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups covering the Bradford district will submit Document “Z” which provides highlights of the district wide Mental Wellbeing Strategy and a spotlight on four key service areas: Employment support for people with mental illness, psychological therapies, perinatal services and the acute care pathway.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee:

(1)       Receive and comment on the progress of the Mental Wellbeing Strategy in particular around the spotlight areas.

(2)       Ensure that Mental Health is a key consideration is every policy and programme that comes before the committee.

(3)       Raise the profile of mental wellbeing champions by agreeing to be champions and promote mental wellbeing.

(4)       To consider the partnership’s offer of mental health training for all committee members including getting to know our services better by shadowing our teams.

 

(Sasha Bhat - 01274 237537)

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Director of Strategic Partnerships for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups covering the Bradford district submitted Document “Z” which provided highlights of the district wide Mental Wellbeing Strategy and a spotlight on four key service areas: employment support for people with mental illness, psychological therapies, perinatal services and the acute care pathway.

 

The Head of Commissioning – Mental Wellbeing (NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group) introduced the item, emphasising the partnership approach taken across the district to meet the five strategic outcomes of the Mental Wellbeing Strategy:

 

1.    Early action, awareness and prevention

2.    Promote good wellbeing

3.    Easy access to integrated care

4.    Services focused on recovery

5.    Focus on system transformation

 

She stated that a much more wider approach was being taken which included a broader view of the determinants of mental wellbeing and a greater focus on the integration of physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Members were informed that a further report on the mental wellbeing of children and young people was due to be presented to the Committee in February 2019 and that there were mental health champions in over 100 schools within the district, with an ambition to increase this to 300 schools. 

 

 

 

Employment support

 

 

 

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee:

 

(1)       Ensure that Mental Health is a key consideration is every policy and programme that comes before it.

 

(2)       Supports raising the profile of mental wellbeing champions by encouraging the participation of elected Members.

 

(3)       Acknowledges and accepts the partnership’s offer of mental health training for all Committee Members including getting to know their services better by shadowing their teams.

 

ACTION: Overview and Scrutiny Lead

Minutes:

The Director of Strategic Partnerships for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups covering the Bradford district submitted Document “Z” which provided highlights of the district-wide Mental Wellbeing Strategy and a spotlight on four key service areas: employment support for people with mental illness, psychological therapies, perinatal services and the acute care pathway.

 

The Head of Commissioning for Mental Wellbeing (NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group) introduced the report, emphasising the partnership approach taken across the district to meet the five strategic outcomes of the Mental Wellbeing Strategy:

 

1.    Early action, awareness and prevention

2.    Promote good wellbeing

3.    Easy access to integrated care

4.    Services focused on recovery

5.    Focus on system transformation

 

She stated that a much wider approach was being taken which included a broader view of the determinants of mental wellbeing and a greater focus on the integration of physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Members were informed that a further report on children and young people’s mental health was due to be presented to the Committee in February 2019 and that there were mental health champions in over 100 schools within the district, with an ambition to increase this to 300 schools. 

 

The Committee was then presented with information on the four spotlight areas from service providers.  Service users in attendance gave their personal accounts of receiving support from services in relation to their own mental health needs.

 

Employment and Vocational Services

 

The CEO of the Cellar Trust explained that there were three main aspects to employment services:

 

1.    Individual Placement Support

2.    Pathways to employment

3.    STEPS into employment – a free specialist support service for people living with mental and/or physical health issues, who were looking for paid employment.

 

She stated that one of the biggest challenges facing service users were benefits sanctions and the pressures and barriers they presented to get back into work.  She emphasised that the service was working on creating a positive relationship with job centres to enhance the service user experience.

 

The Committee heard from a service user and pre-employment support worker employed by the Cellar Trust about the challenges they had faced with their own mental health and the support they had received, and subsequently given, through the service.

 

The CEO of the Cellar Trust concluded that in partnership with the local authority, health and voluntary and community organisations, a more comprehensive and person-centred pathway had been developed to support people with mental health conditions back into employment.

 

In response to Members’ questions about employment and vocational services, it was reported that:

 

·         The service was experiencing more and more people in distress due to the impact of welfare reforms on their benefits and housing.

·         There was a lot of work being undertaken by the partnership across the system helping to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and supporting organisations to support their staff well.

 

A Member stated that she considered the services worked well partly because they recognised that every person’s situation was different and everyone was treated as an individual, not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The City Solicitor will present the Committee’s Work Programme 2018/19 (Document “AA”).

 

Recommended –

 

That the information in Appendix A of Document “AA” be noted.

 

(Caroline Coombes – 01274 432313)

Additional documents:

Decision:

The City Solicitor presented the Committee’s Work Programme 2018/19 (Document “AA”).

 

Resolved –

 

That the information contained in Appendix A to Document “AA” be noted.

 

NO ACTION

Minutes:

The City Solicitor presented the Committee’s Work Programme 2018/19 (Document “AA”).

 

Resolved –

 

That the information contained in Appendix A to Document “AA” be noted.

 

NO ACTION