Quarterly performance data relating to the Public Health, Adult Care and Children’s Directorates.
The Committee scrutinised a report detailing progress during the fourth quarter 2018/19 (1st January – 31st March) towards the achievement of the targets contained in the Adult Care Directorate Plan 2018/19, Children’s Services Directorate Plan 2018/19 and Public Health Directorate Plan 2018/19.
In considering the Adult Care Directorate Plan the Committee considered the work of the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Group (action PH18006) and requested that further details be forwarded to Members of the Committee prior to a report being submitted thereon to a future meeting of the Committee. It was suggested that this could be an area of work to be considered by the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust.
The Committee also noted the work of the Community Connectors (action PH18002), noting that previously the Council’s Township Committees had received presentations from the Adult Care Service regarding ‘Community Connectors’ which was a new service created as part of the Locality Plan. They were a team based in and around EASY Hubs in localities providing people with information, advice and signposting to appropriate organisations. They would support people in the Borough with issues affecting their health and wellbeing such as employment/training, money management, lifestyles (including mental health), preventative services (such as stopping smoking), community opportunities (volunteering) and housing.
1. The report be noted.
2. That the Director of Adult Care Services be requested to provide the Committee with details outlining the work of the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Group and that a report thereon be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee; and that the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust be requested to consider this matter at one of their meetings.
3. That the Director of Adult Care Services be requested to submit a report and/or a presentation to a future meeting of the Committee updating Members on the work of the Community Connectors.