Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Joel Hammond-Gant  Scrutiny Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors C Andrew and G Baxendale.


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December, 2018.





That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018 be approved 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.


There were no declarations of interest.


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 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 present.


Liaison and Diversion input Cheshire (CWP) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report from the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership on autism screening at Cheshire’s custody suites.


The Committee considered a report on the Integrated Custody Healthcare and Liaison and Diversion Service for Cheshire Police Custody and Court environments.


The Service had commenced in May 2018 and provided a 24/7, all age custody health care and liaison and diversion across Cheshire. 


The report detailed the service delivery model and key performance indicators, with a summary of performance from May to October 2018.


The Committee asked questions of the attending officers in relation to performance against targets, attendance of the service at Courts, training provided to custody Sergeants and service users feedback.


It was agreed that the Committee should receive a further report in a year’s time on the Services’ progress, with a case study example included.




That the report be received and the representatives from the Integrated Custody Healthcare and Liaison and Diversion Service be asked to provide a progress report in a year’s time.




Findings of the Public Consultation on the Relocation of Inpatient Services for Complex Mental Health Rehabilitation Patients in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To consider an update from the NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership on the four-week consultation carried out for the recently proposed ‘Option 2 Plus’ for the redesign of mental health services in Cheshire East.

Additional documents:


The Committee received an report on the four week consultation carried out on the proposed Option 2 Plus for the redesign of mental health services in Cheshire East.


The Consultation findings were detailed in the Appendices to the report and in summary found that there was overall general support for Option 2 Plus.


The Committee sought clarity on crisis response and provision of beds, services users travelling to Chester and the recruitment and retention of staff.


It was agreed that the officers be invited to report back to the Committee six months after the transfer of services.


RESOLVED:  That the Committee


1        note the approach taken, as outlined in Appendix 1, to ensure meaningful engagement with service users, their carers, family members and members of the public.


2        note the findings from the additional public consultation on the relocation of inpatient rehabilitation services.


3        note the intent to enact the decision of the three CCG Governing Bodies to progress the implementation of Option 2 Plus; and


4        request that an update report is brought to the Committee six months after the transfer of services.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider the council’s Forward Plan of Key Decisions.


The Committee considered the council’s Forward Plan for the four month period ending 30 April 2019.




That the Forward Plan be noted.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To review the current work programme and determine whether items need to be added or deleted from the schedule.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the Committee’s work programme. 


It was noted that the Everybody Sport and Recreation Annual Performance Report, requested at the last meeting would be brought to the 7 February 2019 meeting.




That, subject to the addition of the update report in 12 months for the Integrated Custody Healthcare and Liaison and Diversion Service and the feedback of the implementation of the mental health service, the work programme be approved.