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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Report from Health & Wellbeing Board – 20 Mar 18

Meeting Name: Health and Wellbeing Board

Date of Meeting: 20th March 2018

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Solihull Safeguarding Adults mid-year report

The Board were updated on the recent Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) to determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in the care and support of a man with Learning Disabilities and Autism might have done differently that could have prevented harm, so that lessons can be learned.  They also heard that the SSAB are currently conducting a review with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board into the care and support of a young woman who was the victim of interfamilial abuse and sexual exploitation. It was noted the quality of Social Care provider services in the Borough is higher than average, but there are still a small number of services with persistently and significant quality and safeguarding issues, which are being robustly monitored through the multi-agency Quality Improvement and Monitoring Group.

Better Care Fund

An update was provided on the progress to deliver the Better Care Fund Plan 2017-18, which is a shared objective between Solihull Council and Solihull CCG.  A key objective is to reduce delayed transfers of care (DToCs). Solihull have currently met the national ambition despite poor weather and challenges in market capacity.  It was noted that the care at home market is under considerable strain – difficulties in recruiting care workers, relatively high cost of living in Solihull and quality issues with some providers. The transition from children’s to adults services also presents a number of challenges, not least the cost and the lack of specialist provision in the borough and the level of complexity of need – work is underway to meet these challenges including the creation of a 0-25 disability team.

Strategic Housing Framework

It is recognised that Housing is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of Solihull Residents in many ways.  Access to housing that is of good quality; accessible and affordable is important across all age ranges; young people, families and older people.  The extent to which the right housing can be provided can be an effective promoter of better outcomes and reduce demand on health and social care services. This framework will put a cohesive framework around a number of strategies t help shape the future direction of work in this area, including:

  • Homelessness Strategy 2015-18
  • Solihull Local Plan 2013
  • Solihull Community Housing Delivery Plan 2018/19
  • Solihull Community Housing Asset Management Strategy 2018/19
  • Home Energy Conservation Act Progress Report

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

  • Consider the implications for children and young people, vulnerable groups and particular communities in relation to the Strategic Housing Framework

Date of Next Meeting:  26th June 2018

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings

Phone 0121 711 3410/07578169045 or email anne.hastings@ageuksolihull.org.uk