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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests,

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

 which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member confirmed that she had no personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interests, to declare in the business on the agenda.

 

15.

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To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 14 February 2019. 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 14 February 2019 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

16.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Tuesday, 15 October 2019.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast ,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the Councils Public Participation Scheme.

 

Cllr Waller, Member for Westfield Ward, spoke on agenda item 4 (Older Persons Accommodation Engagement Results and Future Actions). He raised concerns regarding the delay to construct a care home on the old Lowfield School site. He confirmed that the school closed over 10 years ago and that residents still desired the development of a care village. He welcomed a public report to confirm that the development would commence soon.

 

 

17.

Older Persons Accommodation Engagement Results and Future Actions pdf icon PDF 196 KB

This report presents the results of a survey undertaken to better understand the accommodation needs of the city’s older residents, outlines how this research can shape the future work of the Older Persons Accommodation Programme, and seeks approval to implement the recommendations of the research.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That;

 

                     i.        The results of the older person’s accommodation research be accepted and shared with partners and stakeholders across the city.

 

                    ii.        The implementation of the actions set in paragraph 18 of the report be approved.

 

Reason:     To address all of the points raised in the results of the older person’s accommodation research and implement actions arising from those results.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that presented the results of a survey undertaken to better understand the accommodation needs of the city’s older residents and, outlined how this research could shape the future work of the Older Person’s Accommodation Programme and sought approval to implement the recommendations of the research.

 

The Head of the Older Person’s Accommodation Programme was in attendance to give an update and she confirmed the current position in relation to older person’s accommodation in the city.

 

The Executive Member noted that following a research and consultation programme, led by an intern from the University of York, engagement with residents, stakeholders, housing providers and developers had taken place. The research identified that residents would prefer to stay in their own homes and would consider assistive technology to support their independence. There was also a significant demand for age friendly homes, with respondents expressing a preference for some form of smaller, single level and accessible property.

 

Officers confirmed that the recommendations from the consultation would be shared widely with partners and stakeholders across the city. They would work together to address all of the points raised, to provide appropriate accommodation in suitable locations, designed specifically to meet the needs of older people and would encourage the use of assistive technology in new and existing properties.

 

The Executive Member expressed her thanks to the intern for producing an excellent analysis and she agreed that the use of assistive technology would support and enable independent living. She thanked the officer for her report and welcomed an update at a future Decision Session.

 

Resolved: That;

 

                     i.        The results of the older person’s accommodation research be accepted and shared with partners and stakeholders across the city.

 

                    ii.        The implementation of the actions set in paragraph 18 of the report be approved.

 

Reason:     To address all of the points raised in the results of the older person’s accommodation research and implement actions arising from those results.

 

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