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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Deputy Joyce Nash, Matthew Bell, Gail Beer (Healthwatch), Detective Chief Superintendent Glenn Maleary (City of London Police) – represented by Superintendent Helen Isaac, Dr Gary Marlow (DDG) – represented by Siobhan Harper, and Kate Smith (the Town’s Clerk’s representative).

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2.

DECLARATIONS UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT IN RESPECT OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that – the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on Friday 14th June be approved as a correct record, subject to recording Kate Smith (Town Clerk’s representative) as having been present.

 

Matters arising

 

           Members noted that an Options Appraisal in Homelessness was being presented to the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee the following day, ahead of being presented to its Grand Committee (Community and Children’s Services) and the Health and Wellbeing Board in November 2019.

 

           The Lions Barber Collective and the City of London Corporation would be holding an event at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall on Monday 7th October - anytime between 10:00 and 16:45 - to acknowledge the emerging role of Barbers in mental health and suicide prevention.   Offices agreed to send all Members of the Board an invitation, along with a link to ‘Thrive LDN’s’ Zero-suicide Alliance 20 min on-line training package.  Members noted that the Chairman had attended the Thrive LDN Suicide Prevention event on 10th September 2019.

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4.

North East London Strategy Delivery Plan - Developing our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan

A Presentation from the East London Health and Care Partnership.

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Minutes:

Members received a presentation from the East London Health and Care Partnership, which provided a local response to the NHS Long Term Plan.  Members noted that a consultation event was planned on 16th October, the final submission was due in mid-November and comments were invited to 25th October 2019.  The document would include case studies, including the City of London Corporation.  Officers advised that extensive consultation was already underway in the City, working with Healthwatch. 

 

During the discussion and questions the following points were noted:

 

           The importance of patient choice; noting that some were statutory.  SDP’s would therefore need to be flexible, whilst encouraging use of local services whenever possible. 

 

           The City Corporation would provide a formal, technical response and Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board were invited to contact the Assistant Director, Partnerships and Commissioning, with any comments:  simon.cribbens@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

           As yet, there had been no decisions taken in respect of a single North East London CCG and its subsidiaries and governance and this would be referred to in the introduction. 

 

           The need for a culture change, from reactive to preventative, though promoting healthy living and delaying the point at which people need care.     Members noted there were no gaps in terms of individual social care, which had very strong indicators and vulnerable groups would continue to receive immediate attention.

 

The Chairman and Members thanked the officers for a helpful presentation.

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5.

The City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services which presented the City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report for 2018/19.  Members noted that the workstreams in the report were underway, with particular focus on homelessness and health and the transition from children to adult social care.  The Independent Chair of the Board was part of a national framework looking at homelessness and there had been a review of deaths in this sector to see if lessons could be learnt.   Members were reminded that safeguarding affected all and should form part of wider health preventative work. 

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

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6.

Air Quality Strategy 2019-24 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection in respect of the City of London Corporation’s Air Quality Strategy for 2019-24. Members commended an excellent piece of work and the City Corporation’s commitment to the Strategy.  Members noted that the Policy and Resources Committee had commented on plans for City Airport, in respect of noise pollution, as well as air quality and officers would provide a full response once more detail had emerged.  Officers advised that work was underway with the Port of London Authority in respect of lower pollution vessels. 

 

RESOLVED, that – the content of the Air Quality Strategy for 2019-24 be noted and the Board continues to provide support for improving air quality and reducing the impact of poor air quality on public health.

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7.

Adult Social Care Survey Findings 2018/19 and and Carers Survey 2018/19 Indicative Findings pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services in respect of the Adult Social Care survey findings for 2018/19 and the Carers’ Survey 2018/19 indicative findings. Members expressed some concerns in respect of poor performance in support and encouragement and noted that front-line care providers had been given feedback.  There was also a process in place for early intervention as part of this work.

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.  

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8.

Health and Wellbeing Board Update Report pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members received the Board’s update report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services, which included:

 

        Business Healthy Challenge 2019.  Officers agreed to provide a link to the Business Healthy Newsletter and a link to the Business Healthy Website

        RSE Guidance for Councillors. Officers agreed to provide a short briefing for Members who are also school governors.

        Better Care Fund Performance

        Annual Director of Public Health Report.  Members asked if this could be added to the City Corporation site, as well as Hackney’s and for a copy to be placed in the Members’ reading room in Guildhall.

 

In respect of the Business Healthy Challenge, whilst recognising that this had encouraged physical activity and team bonding, Members felt that the take-up of 650 was rather low, when compared to the City’s 513,000-strong workforce.  Officers advised that they were planning interactive sessions for Aldermen and Common Councillors to help them boost engagement with businesses in their wards.  The Interim Public Health Consultant; andy.liggins@cityoflondon.gov.uk  welcomed Members’ suggestions to upscale Business Healthy and promote health and wellbeing among the City’s workforce. 

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

 

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9.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Board

Minutes:

There were no questions.

 

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10.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT

Minutes:

 The Chairman agreed to the admission of an item of urgent business.

 

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11.

Item of urgent business: Better Care Fund 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

A report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

a)         Better Care Fund 2019-20

 

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services in respect of the Better Care Fund for 2019-20; which has been running for 5 years and supports the integration of health and social care services at a local level.  It is based on a pooled budget of health and local authority funding. Members noted that the City Corporation would not be required to contribute any additional funding beyond that required, that performance returns were submitted quarterly and all targets in 2018/19 had been met.  Officers advised that the only exception was delayed transfers of care and, whilst this was within the NHS’s remit, the City Corporation were monitoring NHS delays and giving consideration as to how they could assist. 

 

RESOLVED, that – the City of London Better Care Fund Plan for 2019-20, which was submitted as a draft to NHS England on 27 September 20-19, be approved.

 

b)         City Corporation’s Mental Health Champion

 

Member Matthew Bell had given apologies for today’s meeting and asked the Chairman to pass on his congratulations to the officer team for their exemplary work in this area. 

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12.

Exclusion of public

MOTION - That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

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Minutes:

Resolved, that – under section 100(a) of the local government act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3, of part 1 (schedule 12a) of the local government act.

 

Item no                        para no(s)

12                                3

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13.

Non Public Minutes

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that – the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 14th June 2019 be approved, subject to an amendment correcting ‘Policy’ to ‘Police’.

 

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14.

Non public questions on matters relating to the work of the Board

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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15.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT AND WHICH THE BOARD AGREES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHILST THE PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED

Minutes:

There were no items.

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