Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee
Thursday, 26th September, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Rob Castle on 033 022 22546  Email:

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10.30 am


Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

10.31 am


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

10.32 am


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 257 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June (cream paper).

10.35 am


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 243 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 12 June meeting from: -


a) The Cabinet Member for Adults & Health


b) The Safeguarding Adults Board Manager


c) The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – to follow

Additional documents:

10.40 am


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 349 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 12 September.


Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

10.45 am


Local Assistance Network pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Report by Executive Director People Services and Director of Adults’ Services.


The report outlines the proposal to reduce the LAN funding and the proposed consultation approach.

Additional documents:

11.05 am


West Sussex Suicide Prevention Strategy 2017-20 DOTX 86 KB

Report by the Director of Public Health.


The West Sussex Suicide Prevention Strategy 2017-20 outlines priority areas for preventative action in the county.

Additional documents:

12.20 pm


Health Protection Annual Report pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report by the Director of Public Health.


The West Sussex Health Protection Annual Report 2018/2019, details the West Sussex data, and activities carried out by the Council and partner organisations during the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.

Additional documents:


Lunch will be provided for members of the Committee who have ordered it in advance.

1.30 pm


Substance Misuse - Drugs and Alcohol DOTX 418 KB

Report by the Director of Public Health.


The report outlines progress on the effectiveness of service arrangements, performance and high level Public Health Outcome Framework outcomes.

Additional documents:

2.15 pm


Business Planning Group Report pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The report informs the Committee of the Business Planning Group meeting held on 27 June, setting out the key issues discussed.


The Committee is asked to endorse the contents of this report, and particularly the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions (attached at Appendix A).

Additional documents:

2.25 pm


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.


If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

2.27 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

2.28 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 27 November at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include:


·         South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Update

·         Proposals to improve mental health services in West Sussex

·         Housing Related Support

·         Low Vision Services in West Sussex

·         Winter Planning


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 13 November.