Health and Adult Social Care Policy and Scrutiny Committee

Work Plan 2021/22

22 June 2021, 5:30pm

(Informal Forum)


29 July 2021, 5:30pm


22 September 2021, 5:30pm

(Informal Forum)


2 November 2021, 5:30pm


15 December 2021, 5:30pm

(Informal Forum)


24 January 2022, 5:30pm


30 March 2022, 5:30pm

(Informal Forum)


27 April 2022, 5:30pm


Agenda items for consideration

1.   The NHS led provider collaborative - will be in place from April 2020.  It would be beneficial to invite relevant colleagues to a future meeting to gain an understanding of what these changes mean/t and perhaps an update on what has happened (positive or not so good) now it will have been established.                           

2.   ‘Dying Well’ – a theme arising from a discussion at an earlier meeting.  Under this broad heading would include consideration of hospices. They are only partly supported financially by the Health Service and raise the majority of their own funding. (The Chair would have a non-prejudicial interest - in that his partner is a CEO of a hospice).                                    

3.   Blue Badge Guidance for implementation                    

4.   Childhood Obesity - for consideration on what other Authorities do to address this concern.  It had been noted that Leeds had success in this area.  Identifying funding streams to support work on this aspect. 

5.   Children’s Dental Health in York – (consider after the pandemic)                                                                     

6.   Health & ASC Finance & Monitoring reports                                   

7.  Adult Safeguarding                             

8.  Mental Health - several aspects potentially - Place based community approach update and also post Covid for both young people and adults.

9. Update on the situation regarding rough sleepers                             

10. Update on smoking cessation and tobacco control in York

11.    Update on the dementia provision in York, including an update on the dementia strategy and dementia alliance etc

12.    York Health and Care Alliance update reports

13.    Covid Update

14.     Update on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and Foss Park – September or November      

Council Plan Priorities relating to Health and Adult Social Care

Good Health and Wellbeing

·        Contribute to mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Health and Wellbeing strategies

·        Improve mental health support and People Helping People scheme

·        Support individual’s independence in their own homes

·        Continue the older persons’ accommodation programme

·        Support substance misuse services

·        Invest in social prescribing, Local Area Coordinators and Talking Points

·        Open spaces available to all sports and physical activity

·        Make York an Autism friendly city

·        Embed Good help principles into services

·        Safeguarding a priority in all services

Creating Homes and World-class infrastructure

·        Deliver housing to meet the needs of older residents

A Better Start for Children and Young People

·        Tackle rise in Mental Health issues

Safe Communities and Culture for All

·        Explore social prescribing at local level to tackle loneliness

·        Expand People Helping People scheme