Agenda and minutes

Care, Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen Conway email 

No. Item


Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee are asked to approve the minutes of the last meeting, held on 11 December 2018.


The Committee agreed the minutes of the last meeting, held on 11 December 2018 as a correct record.


OSC Review - Helping People to Stay at Home Safely - Evidence Gathering pdf icon PDF 716 KB

Report and presentation of the Strategic Director, Care, Wellbeing and Learning


The Committee received a report and presentation as part of its review “helping people stay at home safely”. The Committee agreed, at its meeting on 18th June 2018 that the review will consider how health, social care and voluntary services support people’s confidence and independence to live safely in their own home. The review will centre on the 6 core themes of:


·         Assistive technology and digital information;

·         Enablement services;

·         Housing options to support independent living;

·         Commissioning for enablement outcomes;

·         Emergency and community services;

·         Personalisation and choice.


The report focussed upon ‘commissioning for enablement services and outcomes’, the background and context for the approach and the evidence base. The report also highlighted how enablement can take place in different forms e.g. use of equipment, digital technologies and the use of trained enablers e.g. travel trainers, occupational therapists, and the report highlighted the ongoing work in Adult Social Care to promote enablement and independence for people with learning difficulties.


The presentation focussed on case studies which demonstrated how enablement can help people stay safe at home or move on from care to become independent. The case studies focussed on the work of the Achieving Change Together Team.


The Committee were also invited to attend a drop in session displaying the range of assisted technologies, which will take place on 12 February 2019 from

8.30 am – 12.30 pm in the Whickham Room.




That the information be noted



That further reports be presented to Committee in due course



Health and Wellbeing Board Progress Update pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Care, Wellbeing and Learning


The Committee received a report providing an update on the work of the Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board for the six month period April to September 2018.


The following key issues considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board:


·         Needs Assessments

·         Gateshead Healthy Weight Needs Assessment

·         Integrating Health and Care in Gateshead

·         Gateshead Local Health and Care System Mini-Peer Review

·         Strategic and Operational Plans

·         Health and Wellbeing Strategy Refresh

·         Children and Young People Mental Health Local Transformation Plan

·         Children and Young People in Care and Care Leavers Strategy

·         Assurance/Performance Management




That the information be noted



That  a further six month update be provided in due course



Work Programme 2018-19 and Development of Work Programme for 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Joint report of the Chief Executive and the Strategic Director, Corporate Services and Governance

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report, which was set out in two parts. The first part setting out the provisional work programme for Care, Health and Wellbeing  Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the municipal year 2018-19 and the second part detailing the current position/next steps in the development of the work programme for the municipal year 2019-20.


The Appendix appended to the main report set out the work programme as it currently stands and highlights proposed changes to the programme in bold and italics for ease of identification.


The process for developing all the OSC work programmes for 2019-20 is now underway and views are currently being sought from councillors’ on potential priority issues for inclusion which fall within the remits of the relevant OSCs and support the 5 pledges under the Thrive agenda.


The Committee were advised that subsequently, in line with usual practice, partner organisations will be consulted on the emerging themes for each OSC for 2019-20 with a view to OSCs considering any feedback/additional suggestions/endorsing their respective work programmes at their March/April 2019 OSC meetings and referring them to Council for agreement.




That the information be noted



Note that further reports on the 2018-19 work programme will be brought to the Committee to identify any additional policy issues which the Committee may be asked to consider.



Agreed to receive further updates on the emerging themes for 2019-20 in due course.