Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 12th April, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Helen Davies  Scrutiny Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Councillor Rhoda Bailey, Councillor S Brookfield, Councillor O Hunter, Councillor S Pochin, Councillor J Rhodes and Councillor L Smetham.


Also Present


Cheshire East Council:

Linda Couchman- Acting Strategic Director of Health and Adult Social Care.

Fiona Reynolds- Director of Public Health

Jill Broomhall- Director of Adult Social Care Operations

Shelley Brough- Head of Integrated Commissioning

Keith Evans- Head of Service for Learning Difficulties and Mental Health

Peter Kelleher- Care 4CE Service Manager

Councillor Janet Clowes- Portfolio Holder for Adult Care and Integration


Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group:

Fleur Blakeman- Strategy and Transformation Director

Jacki Wilkes- Associate Director of Commissioning

Dr. Lesley Bayliss- GP Clinical Lead

Elizabeth Insley- Finance Manager


Cheshire & Wirral Partnership:

Dr. Anushta Sivananthan- Consultant Psychiatrist

Suzanne Edwards- Associate Director of Operations


South Cheshire & Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group:

Tracey Cole- Director of Commissioning

Jamaila Tausif- Associate Director of Commissioning


Community Voluntary Services:

Caroline O’Brien- Chief Executive Officer


Alzheimer’s Society:

Joanne Hawkins- Alzheimer’s Society Support Services Manager


Royal British Legion:

Nick Weyman- Advice and Information Officer



Louise Barry- Chief Executive Officer




Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2018.



RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 8 March 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Councillors S Gardiner, A Stott, and M Warren declared a personal interest in minute number 104, Mental Health Spotlight Review, as they were all Members of the Royal British Legion.


Declaration of Party Whip

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare the existence of a party whip in relation to any item on the Agenda


There were no declarations of the existence of a party whip.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

A total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to make a statement(s) on any matter that falls within the remit of the Committee.


Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.


Note: in order for officers to undertake and background research, it would be helpful if members of the public notified the Scrutiny Officer listed at the foot of the Agenda at least one working day before the meeting with brief details of the matter to be covered.




There were no members of the public who wished to speak.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To review the current Work Programme


The Chairman advised the Committee that he and the Vice-Chair had their quarterly meeting with Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, there were a number of items that had been added to the Work Programme in that meeting that will be updated by the next meeting.


RESOLVED: That the Work Programme be recieved and noted.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To review the current Forward Plan.


RESOLVED: That the Forward Plan be received and noted.


Mental Health Spotlight Review

To receive reports, presentations and evidence from service providers, commissioners and other stakeholders on their experience of Mental Health provision across Cheshire East.


The Chairman welcomed officers from across Cheshire East Council and external commissioners and health provider partners representing Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), Vale Royal and South Cheshire CCG, Community and Voluntary Services (CVS), The Alzheimer’s Society, The Royal British Legion and Healthwatch.


The Chairman explained that the intention if this item was for the Committee to use a Parliamentary style select committee approach, in public, to consult with and question key partners as stakeholders.  This would enable to Committee to gather evidence about how the system currently works, whether it is effective, and make recommendations as to how improvements might be made across the whole system.


Following the review the Committee will produce its findings, conclusions and recommendations in a formal report which will be sent to commissioners and providers for them to consider.


This review was not endorsed or linked in any way to the current Mental Health Redesign consultation being carried out by CWP and Eastern Cheshire CCG. 


Commissioners and providers had been asked to provide detail of current mental health provision and how this linked to the wider NHS 5 Year Forward View.  CVS and and Healthwatch had been asked to contribute to this review from the perspective of the Third Sector and current experiences or trends that the Committee would find useful.


Time was given at the end of the presentation for the Committee to question the presenters for matter of clarification or further questioning on any matters that had been discussed.



(a)  That all the speakers be thanked for their attendance and presentations;

(b)  That a report be produced to document the findings, conclusions and recommendations by this Committee and be reviewed back at this Committee on completion before circulation to wider partners.