Agenda and minutes

Venue: Training and Conference Suite, First Floor, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

Items
No. Item

13.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

 

Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

14.

Minutes - Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26th July 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – that subject to the list of those in attendance at the meeting being amended, that the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26th July 2016 be approved as a correct record.

15.

Minutes - Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To note the Minutes of the meetings of the Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board held on 14th June 2016, 12th July 2016 and 9th August 2016.

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Minutes:

DECIDED – that the minutes of the meetings of the Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board held on 14th June 2016, 12th July 2016 and 9th August 2016 be noted.

16.

Kooth Online Counselling and Support for Young People

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Stephanie Lord, Integration and Participation Worker from Xenzone, about Kooth, an online counselling and support service for young people.

 

The service was accessed directly by young people (no referral was needed), it was text based, offered a range of therapeutic tools and activities and was open 365 days a year with an out of hours service operating on weekdays and at weekends.

 

Young people had access to online counsellors on a triage basis which could if required, lead to further online counselling sessions.

 

Everything on the Kooth site was moderated and confidential no personal details or real names could be identified. All the counsellors were trained, qualified and experienced in working with young people. If it was needed, young people would also be encouraged to access face to face services as well as online support and guidance.

 

DECIDED – that the presentation relating to the Kooth online counselling and support service for young people be noted.

 

17.

Strength to Change Project

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Kathy Thomas, Chief Executive of the Rochdale Connections Trust about the Strength to Change programme.

 

The Strength to Change Programme is a 12 month programme specifically aimed at male perpetrators of domestic violence.

 

The programme explores where the behaviour has evolved from and provides strategies and encouragement to alter and improve the situation. Individuals are required to self-refer to the programme in order to demonstrate their commitment to making positive changes.

 

DECIDED – that the presentation relating to the Strength to Change Programme be noted.

18.

Healthy Rochdale Homes

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Darryl Lawrence and Sallie Bridgen from the Rochdale Housing Initiative which provided an overview of the Healthy Rochdale Homes project.

 

The project was led by the Strategic Housing Partnership, through the Rochdale Housing Initiative. The project encompassed a unique Collaboration Agreement with a commitment to working co-operatively to deliver services that prevent ill health, support recovery, and generate savings to the health system.

 

The Healthy Homes project contributes to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Action Plan, the Healthier Lives in Rochdale Strategy and the Premature Mortality Project.

 

The presentation provided examples of areas of work and case studies that the project was involved with including:-

·         Step up Step Down Project - aimed at reducing hospital admission, delayed discharge and inappropriate use of care home accommodation due to housing suitability;

·         Housing Help on Prescription - the role housing can play in reaching the missing 1000’s and offering a housing based holistic social prescribing/community connector service;

·         Advice and Assistance Pilot – a one stop shop triage service for professionals;

 

DECIDED – that the presentation relating to the Healthy Rochdale Homes project be noted.

19.

Rochdale Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing which presented the updated Rochdale Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy which was intended to build on the work of the previous strategy, which provided a broad and coherent approach to suicide prevention that recognises the contributions that can be made across all sectors of society.

 

The aim of the strategy is to provide a framework for reducing suicides in the Rochdale Borough in line with national evidence and local priorities.  By combining local information and the national evidence base, seven key areas for action had been identified to support delivery of local objectives.

·         Reduce the risk of suicide in key high-risk groups including men, people who self-harm, and those in contact with mental health services;

·         Tailor approaches to improve mental health in specific groups;

·         Reduce access to the means of suicide;

·         Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide;

·         Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour;

·         Support research and data collection;

·         To promote wellbeing and increase resilience building upon the Five Ways to Wellbeing programme.

It was suggested that when the Strategy was next being reviewed that the needs of those who were supporting people who had attempted suicide should be included in the Strategy.

 

DECIDED – that the updated Rochdale Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy be approved and adopted.

 

 

20.

Placed Based Integrated Working Phase 2 - Verbal Update

Minutes:

The Board received an update on Phase Two of the Place Based Integrated Working Project from Anne Nikolaou from the Council’s Economy Directorate.

 

The Board were informed that after a successful pilot scheme in the Kirkholt area of Rochdale, that it was intended to roll out Phase 2 of the Placed Based Integrated Working project to the College Bank and Lower Falinge area of Rochdale.

 

It was commented that as there were benefits for all partner organisations involved in the pilot, that financial resources ought to come from across the partnership.

 

DECIDED – that the update on Phase 2 of the Place Based Integrated Working Project be noted.

21.

Locality Plan - Verbal Update

Minutes:

The Board were informed by Sheila Downey, Director of Adult Care Services that the final submission date for the Locality Plan was expected to be in early 2017 and that a more detailed report on the development of the Plan and its associated work streams would be submitted to the next meeting of the Board in November 2016.

 

DECIDED – that the update on the Locality Plan be noted.

22.

Board Development - Verbal Update

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Andrea Fallon, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing following on from the Board Development Session in June 2016 which had set out to review the purpose of the Board, what the Board has been doing to date, how the Board fits in the 2016 landscape (the challenge) and how the structure and function of the Board might need to change in response to the challenge (including Board membership).

 

Suggestions for how the Board could develop further in future included:-

·         Stronger Joint Strategic Needs Assessment updates which focus on specific areas identified by Board rather than general updates;

·         A refreshed Annual Work Plan that connects to other Borough work streams;

·         Increased officer support, and more frequent planning sessions between Board meetings.

·         Use of the Annual Assembly mechanism to ensure accountability to partners, communities and stakeholders;

·         Update the Board Membership to reflect the stronger partnership approaches required in order to deliver the Locality Plan.

·         Balance between more widely inclusive membership and ability to ensure focused decision making and challenge and to complement other Boards.

 

It was agreed that membership should be a main agenda item at the next meeting of the Board in November in order to have a full discussion with as many Board Members present as possible.

 

DECIDED – (1) the presentation on Board Development be noted;

            (2) that membership be a main agenda item for discussion at the next meeting of the Board in November.