Agenda

Adult Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 10 May 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To confirm any declarations of interest on matters being discussed at the meeting. Please refer to note (a) on the agenda cover sheet.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To confirm and agree the minutes of the joint scrutiny committee meeting held with the Health, Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 8 March 2022.

Scrutiny Items

4.

Council Motion 890 - Domestic Abuse pdf icon PDF 112 KB

At the Gloucestershire County Council meeting on 8 December 2021, it was agreed that the members of the Adult Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee and the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee consider the Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment for Gloucestershire and the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Strategy. In particular, the two committees to scrutinise the Council’s partnership work on ensuring sufficient accommodation and support is provided for victims seeking safe accommodation, including refuge accommodation.

 

Ruth Saunders, (Director of Communities at Gloucester City Council and Chair of the County Strategic Housing Group), along with the GCC Commissioners responsible for the delivery of the council’s domestic abuse services to respond to questions on how the provision of accommodation for the victims of domestic abuse link with the district council’s housing statutory duties.

 

The members of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee have been invited to join the meeting, (via remote access), to participate in the discussion on this item and to consider its response to the issues raised by Council Motion 890 at the Council meeting on 8 December 2022.

 

Members may wish to familiarise themselves with the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment and the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Strategy (2021-24) ahead of the meeting. Both documents are available on the County Council website.

 

5.

Community Drug and Alcohol Service Update pdf icon PDF 189 KB

An overview of the current position with regard to drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services for adults in Gloucestershire. The committee to consider the report within the context of the recently published National Drugs Strategy and other strategic drivers which will influence the commissioning arrangements for the services going forward.

Information Reports

6.

Chief Fire Officer Report pdf icon PDF 509 KB

An update on matters relating to the delivery of services within the portfolio of  services delivered by the Chief Fire Officer, (Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service), and within the remit of the Gloucestershire County Council Adult  Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee, (Trading Standards, Civil Protection and Coroners Services).

 

The update to include a presentation from Karen Smith, Head of Regulatory Services and Consumer Protection, on the work of the Gloucestershire Trading Standards Team.

7.

Public Health Report pdf icon PDF 103 KB

An update from the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health, (Gloucestershire County Council), on matters relating to public health in Gloucestershire.

 

Members are asked to note the Coronavirus Prevention Grants 2021 Impact and Activity Report, (attached to the report for this item). The Coronavirus Prevention Fund was set up to award direct grants to key Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations involved in the response effort from the pandemic and who provide support to the vulnerable people and families of Gloucestershire.

Additional documents:

8.

Adult Social Care Report pdf icon PDF 182 KB

An update from the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health, (Gloucestershire County Council), on matters relating to adult social care in Gloucestershire.

9.

Work Plan

To suggest items for consideration at future meetings: -

 

5 July 2022

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