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Questions at Cabinet Meetings

Meeting: 30/01/2019 - Cabinet (Item 4)

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Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

Written questions

 

To answer any written questions from a County Councillor, (or any person living or working in the county, or is affected by the work of the County Council), about any matter which relates to any item on the agenda for this meeting.

 

The closing date for the receipt of written questions is 4.00 pm on Thursday 24 January 2019

 

Please submit any questions to jo.moore@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

A written answer will be provided for each written question and presented to the questioner and to Cabinet Members in advance of the meeting. The questions and answers will be taken as read at the meeting and need not be read out. At the discretion of the Leader of Council, each questioner in attendance at the meeting will be allowed to ask one supplementary question in response to the answer to the original question.

 

A copy of all written questions and written answers circulated at the meeting will be attached to the signed copy of the minutes of the meeting.

 

Urgent questions

 

An urgent written question may be asked by a member of the public about any item on the Cabinet agenda for that meeting which the Chairperson considers could not have been reasonably submitted by the deadline for the receipt of written questions, provided he or she gives notice of the question to the Chief Executive by 12 noon the day before the meeting.

Minutes:

Public Questions

 

No public questions were considered at the meeting.

 

Member Questions

 

A total of 25 (member) questions were submitted for consideration prior to the meeting.

 

Please refer to the link below to view the responses to the questions: -

 

http://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/documents/b15064/Cabinet%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20Wednesday%2030-Jan-2019%2010.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=9

 

If unable to access the document at the link above, please go to the link below and select the ‘Cabinet Questions and Answers’ PDF document at the top of the web page: - 

 

http://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=117&MId=9224&Ver=4

 

The following supplementary questions were asked at the meeting.

 

Question 1: Cllr Kate Haigh

 

Agenda item 8: Tendering of Services for Homelessness and People in Vulnerable Circumstances

 

Expressing concern about the vulnerable people within her division needing housing with access to services and community support, Cllr Haigh asked if the multi-agency co-ordination groups, (responsible for making placements across the county network of services), were aware of the needs of vulnerable people and if the Cabinet Member was prepared to visit the Coney Hill and Matson communities to look at the work being undertaken in these areas?

 

Response by: Cllr Roger Wilson (Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care: Commissioning)

 

Cllr Wilson confirmed he was aware of the work being undertaken in the Coney Hill and Matson communities and that he had been very impressed when visiting the areas during previous visits. Cllr Wilson informed Cllr Haigh both he and Cabinet Member Adult Social Care: Delivery, Cllr Kathy Williams, would be pleased to revisit the areas, particularly to look at the work being undertaken in conjunction with the County Council. 

 

Question 2: Cllr Kate Haigh

 

Agenda item 8: Tendering of Services for Homelessness and People in Vulnerable Circumstances

 

Cllr Haigh expressed concern about shortages of suitable accommodation at some housing agencies. Whilst acknowledging the value of partnership working with District Councils at strategic levels, Cllr Haigh asked how, at operational levels, the County Council could make best use of available accommodation to address homelessness?

 

Response by: Cllr Roger Wilson (Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care: Commissioning)

 

Cllr Wilson reinforced that the County Council was working closely with the District Councils to address homelessness in Gloucestershire. Referring to the creation of an open framework for the delivery of services to people in vulnerable circumstances and homeless people with complex needs, (to be considered later in the meeting), Cllr Wilson informed members that the proposal aimed to provide the necessary flexibility which would enable the councils to respond quickly to the needs of the homeless in Gloucestershire.

 

Question 3: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson

 

Agenda item 9: High Needs

 

Cllr Hodgkinson referred to pressures emerging from government changes in the provision of High Needs support for schools with high numbers of SEND pupils, (Special Educational Needs), and asked how much money would be lost to individual schools?

 

Response by: Cllr Richard Boyles (Cabinet Member: Children and Young People)

 

Cllr Boyles advised that the amounts varied between each school and agreed to provide a detailed list of information after the meeting.  

 

Question 4: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson

 

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