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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

192.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Caluori and Convery.

193.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

194.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting on 24 September be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

195.

Section 75 Annual Partnership Report - Islington Council and Whittington Health pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess introduced the report highlighting the success of integrated working across the services to keep people at home and the reduction in hospital admissions from care homes.

 

Carol Gillen from the Whittington Trust agreed that the partnership is working well and that we are building resilience into the system.

RESOLVED:

That the annual report attached as Appendix1 be noted and the achievementsofthe S75 Partnershipworking between London Borough of IslingtonAdultSocial Services andWhittington Health foradultsand olderpeople be endorsed.

Reason for decision – to enable councillors to be aware of the achievements made through joint working with the Whittington Health NHSTrust.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

196.

Section 75 Annual Partnership Report - NHS Partnerships Camden and Islington Foundation Trust pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess introduced the report highlighting the importance of the new single point of access. Challenges remain, including the number of clients not in employment and the overrepresentation of black and ethnic minority people assessed under the Mental Health Act.

Paul Calaminus from the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust added that housing was a very important part of recovery and provision of settled accommodation has been an important element of the partnership.

RESOLVED:

That the annual report be noted.

Reason for decision – to enable councillors to be aware of the achievements made through joint working with the Camden and Islington Trust.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

197.

Section 75 Annual Partnership Report - Adults and Childrens Commissioning - Islington Council and Islington Clinical Commissioning Group pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess introduced the report highlighting achievements, including reduced hospital admissions and improved access to treatment for mental health patients. 

Paul Sinden and Gillian Greenhough both agreed the success of the partnership was due to long established, close working links. Paul Sinden added that there would be more positive changes in the near future including a piece on work on housing estates and the digital care record. Gillian Greenhough added that the Primary Care Mental Health Team was also being introduced shortly and the pilot had shown a massive reduction in admissions


RESOLVED:

That the annual report be noted.

Reason for decision – to enable councillors to be aware of the achievements made through joint working with the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

198.

Best Team - Recommendations from the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee Review pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

Councillor Gallagher introduced the recommendations from the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee’s mini review into services provided by BEST, which is becoming part of the Islington Learning and Support service.  Councillor Gallagher advised that the recommendations focussed on three main areas; supporting young people into work, a Get Set to Work scheme for residents and increasing personalised support for the residents who need it most.

RESOLVED:

1.    That the report of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee be received.

2.    That the Executive Member’s response be reported to a future meeting of the
      Executive, having due regard to any relevant implications.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to consider the recommendations of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

199.

Communal Heating - Recommendations from the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee Review pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:


RESOLVED:

1.    That the report of the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee be received.

2.    That the Executive Member’s response be reported to a future meeting of the
      Executive, having due regard to any relevant implications.

 

Reason for decision – to allow the Executive to consider the recommendations of the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

200.

Budget Monitor - month 5 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.1.        That the overall forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund of a £3.5m overspend, be noted, and that in the event of an overall overspend at the end of the financial year this would be funded from the one-off corporate contingency reserve in the first instance, be noted. (Paragraphs 3.1 and 4.11, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report).

1.2.        That the HRA is forecast to break-even over the financial year be noted. (Paragraph 3.1, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report).

1.3.        That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £109.4m in 2015-16 be noted. (Paragraph 6.1, Table 2 and Appendix 2 of the report).

 

Reason for decision – to allow Members to monitor the budget.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

201.

Recovery of abandoned luggage trolleys and shopping trolleys pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the outcome of the consultation be noted.  That the statutory powers to deal with abandoned shopping trolleys and luggage trolleys under section 99 and Schedule 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 shall apply to the Council’s area with effect from 25 January 2016 be agreed.

2.    That the charging structure and arrangements for implementation of a trolley retrieval service as set out in paragraph 3.11 of this report be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to adopt the provisions of Schedule 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, in order to deal with abandoned trolleys in Islington.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

202.

Contract award for alcohol misuse residential care service for older men pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the award of a contract to St Mungo’s Broadway to deliver the Older Men Alcohol Misuse Residential Service, commencing 1 April 2016, for a period of three years with the option of three 12-month extensions, at an annual value of £368,000, be agreed.

Reason for decision – to enable the continuation of residential service provision for men over the age of 45 with a significant history of alcohol misuse and homelessness.
Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

203.

Contract award for alcohol misuse residential care service for older men - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the information in the exempt appendix to agenda item F11 be noted (see Minute 202 for decision).