Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: REMOTE MEETING - MICROSOFT TEAMS

Items
No. Item

764.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No Apologies for absence were received

765.

Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

Councillor David Hughes declared an interest in item 4 as Chair of Young Carers.

766.

Verbal Update on the Impact of Covid-19 on the Service

Minutes:

L Curtis-Jones provided Committee with an update on the impact of Covid-19 on the Service with particular emphasis on staff absences. Staff absences had caused the Dementia Day Centre to close for 2 days.

 

The following question was raised by the Committee and responded to in detail by the officers in attendance:-

 

What PPE is being used in care homes?

767.

Adult and Children’s Services Carers Strategy pdf icon PDF 478 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Report on Child Services presented by Rachel Gray. Emphasis was placed on their vision for the future with a several goals as outlined as below;

 

·         Ensure carers voices are heard

·         Reduce social isolation faced by carers

·         Raise awareness of unpaid carers

·         Promote a carer friendly workplace

 

Report on Adult Services presented by Helen Lang. The report outlined statistics between 2020 and 2022.

 

In the year 20/21;

 

118 young carers engaged with the service.

11 new young carers assessments undertaken leading to a support plan.

152 young carers support plans were reviewed.

 

In ¾ of the year 21/22

 

130 young carers engaged with the service.

36 new young carers assessments undertaken leading to a support plan.

261 young carers support plans were reviewed.

 

 

The following question was raised by the Committee and responded to in detail by the officers in attendance:-

 

How does the carers innovative Welsh Government Grant Work?

 

What has been ascertained from 5.3?

 

Regarding 4.5, how many young carers are there?

 

Has there been any research as to the percentage of young carers that are being missed?

 

When will ID cards be available?

 

How can we communicate what support is available to the public?

 

The following comment was made:

Acknowledgement of the excellent support and engagement throughout the pandemic.

 

 

 

768.

Vale, Valleys and Cardiff (VVC) Adoption Collaborative Annual Report for 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Angela Harris presents a detailed report of the impacts of Covid-19 with the main office remaining closed with a number of key staff in place. A hybrid approach to adopter assessment with a virtual panel system was developed to support adopting families. Research shows that more families were reached by the support service through the virtual approach than had previously been expected.

 

No questions were raised.

 

Committee commend report.

769.

Living Well - Corporate Self-Evaluation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Report was deferred.

770.

Forward Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Committee reviewed the following recommendations for future Forward Work Plan;

 

Information on the Emergency Duty Team

Dementia Action Plan

Safeguarding Workshop

Youth Offending Service Workshop

771.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that there were no scrutiny referrals, feedback or follow up actions.

772.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected in detail on the matters that had been discussed at the meeting. The Chair thanks the Committee and all of Social Services for all their work. Finally, thanks are extended by Councillor Rogers to the Chair and Committee.

773.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

No other business was deemed urgent.

 

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