Agenda and decisions

People Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 16th November 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD

Contact: James Edmunds, Democratic Services  Email: democraticservices@westnorthants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

3.

Notification of requests from Members of the Public to address the Meeting

To receive notification of requests from members of the public to address the meeting on an item on the public part of the agenda.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 September 2021.

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee agreed the minutes of the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 21 September 2021.

 

5.

Chair's Announcements

To receive any communications from the Chair.

6.

Residential and nursing care for older people pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an update on performance and trends in the residential and nursing care sector in West Northamptonshire.

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

a)     Agreed to write to the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Wellbeing and Health Integration supporting representations to the government concerning the need for adult social care to be funded at a level that recognises current pressures on services.

b)     Requested to be provided with a geographical breakdown of the care homes in West Northamptonshire subject to performance improvement plans or contract terminations in 2021/22.

c)     Requested to be provided with further information on the number of care home contract defaults and terminations in West Northamptonshire’s neighbouring authorities. 

d)     Requested that the further information to be provided to the Committee on Disabled Facilities Grant utilisation be circulated to Committee members as soon as it is available.

 

7.

Adult Social Care Transformation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To scrutinise outcomes from the implementation of the Adult Social Care Target Operating Model (TOM).

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

a)    Recorded its thanks to staff involved in the successful implementation of the Adult Social Care Target Operating Model.

b)    Requested to be provided with aligned data for the outcomes produced by the Adult Social Care Target Operating Model in the periods before and after vesting day for the new Northamptonshire authorities.

 

8.

Carried Motions on Notice - Predecessor Councils pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To consider carried motions relevant to the Committee’s remit, provide comment and consider whether to add details to the Work Programme for 2021/22.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

a)    Agreed that no further action is necessary on those motions within its remit where it has been identified that the matter is already closed, as indicated by notes included in the report.

b)    Agreed that the Committee is not in a position to identify that other motions within its remit are closed and therefore recommended that these motions should be considered for re-adoption by Full Council.

9.

Scope for Task and Finish Scrutiny Panel - Child and adolescent mental health and the risk of self-harm pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To approve the scope for the task and finish scrutiny panel on child and adolescent mental health and the risk of self-harm.

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee agreed the scope for the task and finish scrutiny panel on child and adolescent mental health and the risk of self-harm.

10.

Review of Committee Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To confirm the Committee Work Programme for 2021/22, for presentation to the Coordinating Overview and Scrutiny Group for approval.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

a)    Agreed the inclusion in its work programme for 2021/22 of topics arising from the work programming event, as set out in the report.

b)    Agreed that items of business be scheduled at forthcoming Committee meetings in 2021/22 as follows:

·         25 January 2022: scrutiny of children’s services performance; school improvement; special educational needs and disability (SEND) support and alternative provision; and an initial briefing on the Healthwatch function

·         1 March 2022: scrutiny of the interim housing strategy; anti-poverty strategy; and Healthwatch function

 

11.

Urgent Business

The Chair to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.