Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sultan Ali, Councillor Smith and Kate Jones.

11.

Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

12.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held 26th June 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 26th June 2019 be approved as a correct record.

14.

EASY Hubs and Community Connector Service

An update presentation by the Adult Care Service

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That this item be deferred.

15.

Market Oversight Report - first Quarter - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the Adult Care Market Oversight report for the first quarter of 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director - Adult Care (Commissioning) regarding the Market Oversight Plan which provided quality assurance information for services commissioned by the Adult Care service for the first quarter of 2019/20.

 

The Adult Care Service commissioned external provider services to deliver a range of care services to adults with eligible social care needs. The Adult Care commissioning team assured the quality of the services. The market oversight report presented quality assurance information for quarter three of 2019/20 for the Committee to scrutinise.

 

In response to a queries from Members the Assistant Director - Adult Care advised that in future, the report would be expanded to include more local information and intelligence. Also, that a stand-alone procedure for continuity was being developed following a review of the escalation procedure and in view of more fragile market conditions.

 

Committee members suggested that communications with local ward members should be considered, especially if there were any areas of specific concern.

 

The Assistant Director also advised that the Supported Accommodation Strategy would be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee for scrutiny.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.

16.

Extra School Places - Determination of Statutory Proposals for Enlargements and SEN Resourced Provision, and Additional Capacity pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider matters relating to extra school places - Determination of Statutory Proposals for Enlargements and SEN Resourced Provision, and Additional Capacity.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Children’s Services which presented the responses to the published proposals for the enlargement of the Castleton Primary and Crossgates Primary and which presented the responses to the published proposals for the creation of an Autism resourced provision at Shawclough Primary and ask had asked Cabinet to determine on the proposal.

 

The report had also sought approval from Cabinet for expenditure on Primary school additional places in the south Rochdale Township and Secondary Schools for extra capacity for 2020 September intake.

 

The Chair referred to recent issues he had experienced with dealing with a school admissions matter which the School Place Planning Manager agreed to look into outside the meeting.

 

It was agreed that a report on out of Borough placements for Special Educational Needs be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the report be noted;

2.    That a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee relating to Special Educational Needs out of Borough provision.

 

 

17.

Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 23rd July 2019

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust held on 23rd July 2019 be noted.

18.

Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a Work Programme for the Committee: 2019/2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which presented the Committee’s Work Programme 2019/2020.

 

With reference to proposals for Link4Life, it was agreed that if necessary a special meeting of the Committee be convened to consider this matter.

 

Resolved:

 

The report be noted.