Thriving Healthy Sub-Group Chairs Meeting Minutes Committee Room 102, Hackney Town Hall 8th May 2009 10 – 12pm Role Name Role/ Representing Present Apology Chair Lesley Mountford Chair of Choosing health Implementation Group (CHIG) Member Jennie Negus Chair of Older People Sub Group Ann Saunders Chair of Learning Difficulties Sub-Group Marian Goodrich Chair of Mental Health Sub Group Mary Burkett Chair of People with Physical Disabilities and/or Sensory Disabilities and Long-Term Illness Sub Group In John Knight Head of Options and Advice, Housing Attendance Needs, LBH James Palmer Head of Strategic Partnership Matthew Creamer Partnership Support Officer, City and Hackney PCT Ruth Murphy Graduate Trainee, Strategic Partnership Item Item Discussed Action 1. Welcome and Introductions Introductions were made and apologies conveyed. 2. Sub Group Review THCP Structure James Palmer presented an overview of key issues that had emerged from the review, in relation to the structure of the THCP sub-groups. There was confirmation from Chairs that the proposed Culture and Leisure Group James should be established. Palmer In light of the centrality of the Carer’s Group to the work of the partnership, there Ruth Murphy/ was general agreement that this group should become a formal sub group of Matthew Thriving Healthy and should be included in the sub-group review process. Creamer There was more uncertainty surrounding the future of the Vulnerable People Group. Whilst the Chairs agreed that the Vulnerable people Group had lacked focus in the past, the idea that the Core Strategy Group of the Supporting People Group could act as the formal sub-group to represent Vulnerable People was met with some concerns. Particularly, the CSG’s focus on housing and funding concerns were cited. It was noted that some groups, notable CHIG may have existing provision for some Vulnerable Groups. It was agreed that a mapping exercise of vulnerable groups and existing strategic provision should be undertaken before a decision can be Ruth Murphy/ made. Matthew Creamer It was also agreed that a wider mapping activity was needed, in order to clarify the (with Chairs) work streams below each sub-group. Also, as the role of lead officers was generally accepted as important to the workings of the sub groups, it was agreed that these would be identified where possible. It was agreed that this would be carried out and taken to the next sub-group chairs meeting. Resources for Sub Groups Concerns were raised about the level of funding available support roles within Sub James Groups. James Palmer communicated that administrative support would be Palmer provided, although it is yet unclear how this would be divided between LBH and the PCT. Some chairs raised concerns that there also needed to be support beyond that of an administrative nature, but it was unclear where the funding for this would come Lesley from. It was agreed that the issue of resources should be taken to the next Thriving Mountford Healthy Board Meeting. Interaction between the Board and the Sub Groups A discussion ensued about the relationship between the Board and Sub-Groups. Concerns were raised about the THCPB having a top-down approach to the Sub- Groups. There was general agreement that there was a lack of symmetry between the priorities of the sub-groups and those of THCPB. Whilst it was accepted that the work of the sub-groups needs to reflect the themes fed down from THCPB, it was also agreed that each group had additional, often user-led focuses over and above these themes. It was suggested, and generally agreed, that communication between the sub All groups and the Board needs to be improved and one of the key ways that this can be achieved is through individual reporting at the sub-group chairs meeting and subsequent feedback to the Board. It was agreed that a summary of THCPB meetings should also be provided to the chairs. Terms of Reference for Sub Groups These were accepted as appropriate and Chairs agreed that these should be Ruth Murphy/ incorporated into the existing Terms of Reference as part of the sub group review Matthew process. Creamer (with Chairs) 3. Sub-Group Updates Each sub-group chair present gave an update about their current work. It was agreed that these updates will be summarised in a separate paper which will Ruth Murphy/ be taken to the next Thriving Healthy Communities Board meeting following Matthew approval from each Chair. Creamer 4. Thriving Healthy Communities Board Update from March meeting James Palmer gave a brief update from the THCP Board March meeting. The meeting was the first meeting following the reviewed membership. Topics discussed in the March meeting included the Safeguarding Adults Committee, the Skills for Employment Strategy and the Sustainable Community Strategy. Key Issues to take to the next THCPB meeting It was agreed that the following key issues should be taken to the next Thriving Lesley Healthy Communities Partnership Board meeting in June: Mountford Sub Group Review: A progress update on the review will be presented to the Board. This will include the themes discussed above, particularly the flow of priorities between the sub-groups and the Board. The issue of resources (particularly in terms of lead officer support) will also be raised. Sub Group Updates: A summary of the current activity of each sub-group will be given, with the supporting paper discussed above. Flu Pandemic Planning: Given the recent outbreaks of Swine Flu, it was agreed that this issue should be taken to THCPB.