West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 30th January, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Garden Room, Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, BN42 4TE

Contact: Erica Keegan on 033 022 26050  Email:

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10.30 am


Chairman's Welcome

10.35 am


Declaration of Interests

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest 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 contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

10.40 am


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the Board is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances.

10.45 am


Minutes pdf icon PDF 316 KB

The Board is asked to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 10 October 2019.

10.50 am


Public Forum

The Board invites questions and comments from the public observers present at the meeting.  Those with more complex issues are asked to submit their question before the meeting (ideally several days) in order to allow a substantive answer to be given.  Contact Erica Keegan on Telephone: 0330 222 6050 (a local call) or via email:

11.05 am


Health and Wellbeing in Adur and Worthing pdf icon PDF 132 KB

A presentation will be given by Adur & Worthing Borough Council on the work this Council has been doing with respect to health issues relevant to the residents in Adur and Worthing.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   hear and acknowledge the work that has been done, especially around Find it Out Plus; and


2)   Consider how this way of place-based working can be supported to grow and embedded across West Sussex to support Starting Well and a Children First approach.


Additional documents:

11.50 am


Children First Improvement - Review of Commissioner's Report and Service Update pdf icon PDF 137 KB


This paper explains the response to the Ofsted ‘Inadequate’ judgement of West Sussex Children’s Services in May 2019, and the subsequent appointment of a Commissioner to make recommendations as to whether the service should remain under the County Council’s control.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   note the Commissioner’s recommendations (Section 1), and the actions already undertaken as part of a continuing improvement narrative (sections 2 & 3);

2)   note the next steps in the improvement journey (Section 4); and

3)   Continue to support the County Council through the partnership in enacting the necessary changes.



Additional documents:

12.05 pm


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) pdf icon PDF 136 KB

This paper provides an update on Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   Note the plans for presentation of the Sussex wide review of children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health; and

2)   Note that the Local Transformation Plan for West Sussex has been assured by NHS England and the Making Progress summary as circulated.



Additional documents:

12.20 pm


Healthwatch Youth Pack pdf icon PDF 131 KB

This presentation concerns overview of the new Youth Pack resource which will be made available to all stakeholders later in the Spring.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to promote awareness and endorse use of the Youth Pack to facilitate engagement with young people in ways that are meaningful for them, to test new ideas and evaluation services at an early stage of planning.


Additional documents:

1.00 pm


Community Based Models of Access to Health Services pdf icon PDF 149 KB

This paper concerns the award of Public Health England grant monies, to test community based models of access to health services.

In West Sussex, the grant will fund a twelve month project - the Hospital Admission Reduction Pathway (HARP). This will improve access to health services for adults with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health needs who are experiencing or at risk of returning to rough sleeping.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   Acknowledge background and work to date;

2)   provide strategic leadership and governance of the twelve month project; and

3)   receive regular updates through the life of the project and consider learning from its implementation and delivery.



Additional documents:

1.15 pm


West Sussex Joint Dementia Strategy 2020-2023 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This paper concerns the refresh of the Dementia Framework 2014-19 and development of the new Joint Dementia Strategy 2020-23.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   review the draft West Sussex Joint Dementia Strategy 2020-23 and support its launch in the spring;

2)   provide ongoing oversight, of progress against the strategy; and

3)   champion the new Dementia Strategy and the need for additional investment to maximise the preventative value of supporting those living with dementia to remain as independent as possible.


Additional documents:

1.30 pm


West Sussex Better Care Fund pdf icon PDF 148 KB

This paper provides a summary of the funding sources and expenditure plan for the West Sussex Better Care Fund in 2019/20 along with the regular monitoring of performance against the 4 national metrics for Quarters 1 and 2, 2019/20.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to:


1)   note the West Sussex Better Care Fund funding sources and expenditure plan;

2)   note the West Sussex performance against the national metrics at Q2 2019/20; and

3)   note the 2019/20 schedule for quarterly returns. 


Additional documents:

1.35 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be held at 10.30am on 30 April 2020, at a venue to be confirmed.