Agenda and minutes

Health and Well Being Board
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Fabiola Fuschi 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M. Bashforth and Harrison, Dr. J. Patterson, Julie Farley, Stuart Lockwood, Donna McLaughlin and Val Hussain.

 

In the absence of the Chair and the Vice-Chairs, the Board was asked to nominate a Chair for the duration of today’s meeting.

 

RESOLVED that Majid Hussain be nominated Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board for the duration of today’s meeting.

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 385 KB

The Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting held on 13th November 2018 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting held on 13th November 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 277 KB

The minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting held on 11th September 2018 are attached for noting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting held on 11th September 2019 be noted.

7.

Resolution and Action Log pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Resolution and Action Log for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 13th November 2018 be noted.

8.

Meeting Overview pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that today’s Meeting Overview be noted.

9.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment pdf icon PDF 130 KB

For the Board to receive an update on the development of the JSNA, new intelligence products and an outline work plan for 2019/20

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Interim Director of Public Health which sought to update the Board on the current status of Oldham’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), the establishment of the JSNA Sub-Group and the outline work plan for 2019/20.

 

The Interim Director of Public Health, accompanied by the Speciality Registrar in Public Health, presented the information and addressed the enquiries of the Board Members.

 

It was explained that the JSNA was the process utilised to determine the current and future health and social care needs of the local population, to inform decision making and to guide the commissioning of the health, wellbeing and social care services in Oldham. The Health and Wellbeing Board was responsible for the production and the oversight of the JSNA.

 

In September 2018, the Health and Wellbeing Board had endorsed the key principles for the production and maintenance of the JSNA and had also agreed to the revised form and membership of the JSNA Steering Group (i.e.: sub-group of the Health and Wellbeing Board) which would provide strategic oversight and governance of the JSNA process and products on behalf of Oldham Cares. The JSNA Sub-Group had met at the beginning of this week. A scoping document had been drafted. There were several topics that the JSNA Sub-Group intended to cover and they were all based on Public Health local data and key findings. A specific JSNA for Children in Care would be finalised in March 2019 and engagement with the Children in Care Council was ongoing.

 

It was also reported that the JSNA web-site had been refreshed and updated. The content had been written with input from the Council’s Business Intelligence Team. The web-site contained Oldham’s ward profiles and it would also be possible to produce the cluster profiles. The structure of the web-site was explained. The Board was advised that resources would be necessary to keep the web-site up to date.

 

The Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care commended the work and the efforts undertaken to produce Oldham’s JSNA; the Council and its partners would work together to address the issues outlined in the JSNA document.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    The update from the first meeting of the re-established JSNA sub-group that took place on 24th January 2019, including the outline work-programme for 2019/20 be noted;

2.    The progress made to date to update and refresh the content of Oldham’s JSNA web-site be noted.

 

10.

Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership pdf icon PDF 279 KB

For the Board to approve the approach to the development of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Framework and Strategy and endorse the approach to establishing the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Board.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Assistant Director Safeguarding and Partnerships which outlined the proposals regarding the development of Oldham’s Children and Young People’s Strategic Framework and set out the role of the proposed partnership board to deliver Oldham’s ambition for children and young people, within the wider Greater Manchester context. 

 

The author of the report and the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services attended the meeting to present the information and address the enquiries of the Board Members.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services explained that, following the request of this Board to review Oldham’s strategic arrangements around the Children and Young People’s agenda, £12M investment had been signed for Children’s Services. The Children and Young People’s Partnership had been established to replace the Best Start in Life Partnership. Oldham Council and its partners would meet in two separate workshops to determine the Children and Young People’s agenda for the next three years.

 

Members sought and received clarification / commented on the following points:

-       Links between the Children and Young People’s Partnership and the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health partnership – It was explained that the former would bring together under one framework and governance structure the work of other existing partnerships.

-       The terms of reference of the Corporate Parenting Panel had been reviewed as well as the way safeguarding processes would operate across the Borough. Cooperation between the Clinical Commissioning Group, the Police and the Council had been strengthened.

-       Knife crime and Public Health issues;

-       The partnership would include representation of children’s acute and community services as well as prevention pathways;

-       Voice of the Child – it was explained that young people and the Youth Council had been consulted from a very early stage in the process. The Children in Care Council would also be consulted as they would have a different experience of services.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    The approach to establish the Children and Young People’s Strategic Framework and Children and the Young People’s Strategy via a series of engagement workshops with Oldham Partnership Leaders and children and young people be approved;

2.    The approach to establishing the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Board be noted and endorsed.

11.

SEND Update pdf icon PDF 124 KB

For the Board to receive a progress report on the implementation of the SEND Written Statement of Action

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Education and Early Years on the progress against the Written Statement of Action (WSOA) in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) inspection by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October 2017.

 

The author of the report, accompanied by the Assistant Director of Education (SEND), the Executive Nurse NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group and the Chief Executive Officer of POINT (Parent and Carer Forum) attended the meeting to present the information and address the enquiries of the Board.

 

It was explained that Oldham had been subject to bi-monthly joint monitoring/support meeting from the Department for Education and NHS England in relation to its progress against the WSOA. The outcome of the last meeting in September 2018 had been very positive. It had been agreed that four of the five priority areas of the WSOA were RAG (Red, Amber, Green) rated “Green” with recognition of the work being progressed on the remaining “Amber” priority area in relation to Education Health Care Plans.

 

It was also reported that, due to changes to the inspection process by Ofsted, Oldham would receive another inspection anytime from March 2019 onwards.

 

The Board was informed that the figures for Education Health Care Plans for January 2019 were very positive as 100% of the plans had been issued within the statutory 20-week timescale. February’s projections were also very promising. Strong partnership with Health Services at operational and strategic level had been key in moving SEND services forward.

A Voice of the Child corporate strategy had been developed with various forms of engagement and involvement with children and young people across numerous services. A SEND event had taken place in October 2018, with opportunities for young people, parents, carers and professionals to come together to gather feedback about SEND services and share good stories. Another event would take place on 3rd February 2019 to discuss children’s transition and post 16 opportunities.

 

The Board commended the progress made so far on SEND services and acknowledged how significant this was for the lives of many young people and their families. The Board agreed that there were many positive stories that needed to be shared such as the young person from Oldham who had become a Paralympian or the 21 young people who had recently become independent travellers.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    The content of the report be noted;

2.    The progress made in relation to SEND be noted;

3.    A communication plan be devised to share the positive stories and achievements of young people in Oldham.

12.

Oldham’s approach to Child Food Poverty pdf icon PDF 348 KB

For the Board to receive an update on the recent Holiday Hunger pilots in Oldham, input into emerging strategic priorities that help tackle child food poverty and consider how they can support future planned activity

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Principal Policy Officer which informed of the initiatives and strategies that had been put in place in Oldham to tackle child food poverty. The author of the report attended the meeting to present the information and address the enquiries of the Board Members.

 

A short video was displayed which outlined the extent of the issue in the Borough and how it affected children and their families. 

 

It was reported that during the summer holidays, a pilot was introduced to provide locally sourced healthy food for families and children. This involved delivering food where there were existing activities planned and working with existing activity providers and community partners organisations. The pilot was jointly funded by Oldham Education Partnership and Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition Partnership. Incredible Future Oldham were commissioned to deliver the food for the pilot. The model followed to deliver the pilot was outlined. It was reported that 3,684 healthy meals had been provided during the six-week summer term, across 19 different sites in the Borough.

 

In addition to the summer provision, a Christmas Holiday pilot had operated over two weeks in December 2018, in a smaller number of sites. The pilot included a universal central offer of food and activity available in Oldham Central Library for two weeks after Christmas, when the Library was open over eight days. Approximately 40 people (children and families) attended each day, accessing food parcels as well as fresh food.

 

The next steps would be to develop a wider strategy to address child food poverty in Oldham and to consider links to the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Action Plan, to secure sustainable funding towards key priorities and to deliver additional and improved provision in the future.

 

The Board Members sought and received clarification / commented on the following points:

-       Evidence that food was provided to those children who needed it the most – It was explained that food had been made available where activities for children and their families had already been planned by partner organisations;

-       Evaluation of the Christmas pilot – It was explained that the pilot had been based at Oldham Library and three other sites outside that. Operating the pilot over this period had been very difficult as many organisations had not been available;

-       Working families were those who struggled the most and needed support;

-       How to engage with families with chaotic lives to ensure that they were aware of this offer;

-       Tackling the stigma associated with food poverty;

-       Strong correlation between deprivation and crime;

-       Schools offering breakfast clubs for free and links to the overall agenda of children being fed consistently throughout the year;

-       Use of Individual Councillors’ Budget to support the action to reduce child food poverty;

-       Some of the summer projects on food poverty were linked to the work of the Integrated Care Teams;

-       Need to link geographic poverty to an action plan; to look at social value of commissioning and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Corporate Parenting Engagement Event

Minutes:

A delegation of the Oldham Children in Care Council attended the meeting of the Board to present the Corporate Parenting Awareness week and the Children’s Champion Scheme. The following points were shared with the Board Members in order to outline the meaning of Corporate Parenting:

-       Stick for us;

-       Tell us about our potential and we can achieve our goals;

-       Don’t treat us differently;

-       Make sure that our voice means something;

-       Act on what we say;

-       If things go wrong, put them right;

-       Understand our big issues;

-       Speak to us without judging us.

It was explained that one of the main issues that Children in Care and Care Leavers often experienced was inconsistency and having to share the same information every time they came in touch with a new social care professional (i.e.: foster carer, social worker). The Children’s Champion Scheme promoted consistency through supporting a young person through their journey into adulthood and championing him/her to reach his/her potential.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    The presentation be noted;

2.    The Children’s Champion Scheme be endorsed.

14.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board will be a development session and it will take place on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 2p.m.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the date and time of the next Health and Wellbeing Board meeting be noted: Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 2 p.m.