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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Report from Solihull Together Board – 16 Jul 18

Meeting Name: Solihull Together Board (STB)

Date of Meeting: 16th July 2018

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:  

Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

Solihull Council is part of Live Healthy, Live Happy, a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) with Birmingham City Council and local NHS organisations.  The Partnership’s vision is to help everyone in Solihull and Birmingham live the healthiest and happiest lives possible.

  • we want every citizen to be born well, grow well, live well, age well and die well
  • we will help people to help themselves to live long, happy and independent lives
  • we will tackle inequality, ensuring that every patient and citizen gets the same service and quality of care regardless of where they live
  • we will think people first not organisations, ensuring easy access to and navigation through and between service.

To make this vision a reality, all NHS organisations and the two local councils, working alongside voluntary services, will work together on one agreed set of priorities. The current STP plan is being updated, and when it is published, events will take place to share information and allow people to have a say.  A new system leader is currently being recruited to due to the retirement of Dame Julie Moore.

Policing Update

The Police gave an update on the rising demand which is a national issue but also reflected in Solihull, in particular the big rise in violent crime, especially domestic violence, which has been particularly bad during the hot weather.  The number of 999 calls has tripled. The good news for Solihull is that there has been a reduction in burglary, but the demands around violent crime are relentless. Partners around the table were asked to look at their own services and see what the biggest demand is and where people’s resilience is coming from, and where are the joins that are not working well.

Troubled Families Plan

An update was given on the Troubled Families plan which recognized the importance of partnership working to change the trajectory of these challenging families, where getting it right could mean much better outcomes for individuals, families and the wider community.

Director of Public Health

Following the retirement of Dr Stephen Munday as Director of Public Health, a recruitment process for his replacement is now underway.

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:  

To ensure that the voluntary sector is as engaged with the STP as possible and attends the events to help influence the future direction of the plans  

Date of Next Meeting:  4th September 2018

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings  Phone 07578169045

or email