Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Jane Meller, Democracy Officer 

Webcast: videorecording

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest (10:01 am)

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registerable interests she might have in respect of business on this agenda, if she has not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare at this point in the

meeting any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable

interests that she might have in the business on the agenda, if

she had not already done so in advance on the Register of

Interests.

 

None were declared.

 

2.

Minutes (10:02 am) pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Sessions held on 15 December 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the previous meetings held at 10 am on 15 December 2022 and 11 am on 15 December 2022, be approved and signed as a correct record by the Executive Member.

 

3.

Public Participation (10:02 am)

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak

on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting. The deadline for registering at

this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday 11 July 2022.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings  to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the registration

form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the

meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public

meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers

who have given their permission. The public meeting can be

viewed on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're

running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates

(www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on

meetings and decisions

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

4.

Allocation of underspend from Public Health Grant (10:02 am) pdf icon PDF 261 KB

This report provides an overview of how an underspend against the Public Health Grant will be allocated in order to address public health priorities in the City.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That approval be given to the recommended allocation of budget.

 

Reason:     The recommended areas of funding are based on current public health priorities according to the JSNA and the public health work programme, and are aimed at addressing inequalities in the City.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that gave an overview of how the underspend against the Public Health Grant would be allocated to address public health priorities in the City.

 

The Assistant Director of Public Health was in attendance to present the report and outlined the proposals as well as the reasons for the underspend.  The following was highlighted:

 

·        The Changing Habits additional funding took the project to June 2024, when an impact review should take place.

·        Energy drinks were of special concern regarding the diet and nutrition of school pupils.

·        The suicide prevention training programme for frontline workers, Assist Safetalk, would be funded for the next 3 years.

 

The Executive Member noted the Equalities Impact Assessment.  Officers responded to questions from the Executive Member as follows:

·        Anecdotally, during the pandemic, isolation had been a factor in post-natal depression.

·        There was evidence that children’s vocabulary at age three or four was a predictor for achievement at GCSE.  A child who had the ability to communicate would cope better and have better outcomes.

·        The numbers of women in York who smoked during pregnancy had dropped from 10 to 8%, this had been sustained during the pandemic.

 

 

Resolved:

 

That approval be given to the recommended allocation of budget.

 

Reason:     The recommended areas of funding are based on current public health priorities according to the JSNA and the public health work programme, and are aimed at addressing inequalities in the City.

5.

Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant and Local Combatting Drugs Partnership (10:16 am) pdf icon PDF 271 KB

This report gives an overview of how the council will allocate resource from the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant over 2022/23, and its outline intentions for 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

1.    That the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Grant plan be approved.

 

Reason:         The plans have been written in partnership with several key organisations and with guidance from regional OHID leads. These plans will support the needs of individuals requiring treatment and recovery services being met.

 

2.     That a York Combatting Drugs Partnership be established.

 

Reason:         To enhance partnership working around the Drugs and Alcohol agenda in York, in line with the national 10 year Drugs Strategy

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that gave an overview of the allocation of resources from the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant over 2022/23 and it’s outline intentions for 2023/24 and 2024/24.

 

The Public Health Consultant was in attendance to present the report and he confirmed that:

·        This was a 10 year strategy.

·        There would be an increase in the numbers treated from 1,000 to 1,200 annually.

·        There were national shortages of specialist workers in the field.

·        The Health and Well being Board (HWBB) had pledged to review Drug and Alcohol Related Deaths in Year 1.

·        Many local networks had been formed to support recovery and lead to long term abstinence.

 

The Executive Member was also informed that:

 

·        The Recovery Grant would be on top of the Public Health budget.

·        Key organisations involved were North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Changing Lives, York Drug and Alcohol Service, York Mind and Lived Experience representatives.

·        Officers would develop a framework to update the Executive Member on a regular basis.

 

Resolved:

 

     i.        That the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment & Recovery Grant plan be approved.

 

Reason:     The plans have been written in partnership with several key organisations and with guidance from regional Office for Health Improvement and Disparities leads. These plans will support the needs of individuals requiring treatment and recovery services being met.

    ii.        That a York Combatting Drugs Partnership be established.

 

Reason:     To enhance partnership working around the Drugs and Alcohol agenda in York, in line with the national 10 year Drugs Strategy

 

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