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1.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note that this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method. Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting. Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on. 

 

By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

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Minutes:

The policy for filming meetings was set out by the Chair.

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

3.

Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business. (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under Item 27 below. New items of exempt business will be dealt with at Item 31 below).

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No Items of urgent business were put forward.

4.

Declarations of Interest

A Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A Member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

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Minutes:

None

5.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private, any Representations Received and the Response to any such Representations

On occasions part of the Cabinet meeting will be held in private and will not be open to the public if an item is being considered that is likely to lead to the disclosure of exempt or confidential information. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (the “Regulations”), members of the public can make representations about why that part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

This agenda contains exempt items as set out at Item [29 and 30]] : Exclusion of the Press and Public.  No representations with regard to these have been received.

 

This is the formal 5 clear day notice under the Regulations to confirm that this Cabinet meeting will be partly held in private for the reasons set out in this Agenda.

 

 

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No representations were put forward.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 17th March as a correct record.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on the 17th March 2015 were agreed as a correct record.

7.

Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 1008 KB

To consider the following Overview and  Scrutiny Project report:

 

1.    The Scrutiny Review of Transition from Child Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services.

 

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Overview and Scrutiny Committee had referred, to Cabinet, the Scrutiny Review of the transition from Child Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health services and Councillor Pippa Connor Chair of the Adults and Health Scrutiny Panel was invited to introduce the report to Cabinet.

 

The necessity for this review had been identified at the Scrutiny Cafe session in 2014 where the support for vulnerable young people with mental health problems, progressing from Children’s Services to Adult Services, had been  discussed. Officers and stakeholders including service users and staff had  identified this ‘cliff edge’ transition as a major issue, often resulting in a young person not getting the appropriate level of support at the right time. This left the young person vulnerable to worsening mental health.

 

Following workshop sessions with stakeholders and partners and evidence gathering the panel had compiled 7 recommendations including the initiation of a pilot project, headed up by Dr Nick Barnes, to support young people with mental health problems with a joined up wrap around service. This initiative would also hopefully sit within the new joint and Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework which will provide the opportunity to transform local mental health services and improve mental health outcomes for residents.

 

Cllr Connor continued to thank the participants and stakeholders for taking part in the review and Scrutiny Team for compiling the report.

 

8.

Cabinet Response to the Scrutiny Review of Transition from Child Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services pdf icon PDF 184 KB

[To be Introduced by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families and the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing]. Report of the Assistant Director for Commissioning]. This report sets out the Cabinet response to the recommendations of the Adult and Health Scrutiny Panel Project on Transition from Child Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services, which was carried out during the winter of 2014/2015. 

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Cllr Waters, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, welcomed the Scrutiny Review and confirmed the Council would work together with partners and stakeholders to implement the review recommendations. The local development of the health and wellbeing  framework was a positive step forward and the responses to the review would be also be considered as part  of the  review into  Child and Adolescent Mental Health  Services in Haringey which was currently underway.

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. That the Scrutiny Report on Transition from Child Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health services be noted.

 

  1. That the responses to the Scrutiny report recommendations, attached as appendix 1, be agreed.

 

9.

Deputations/Petitions/Questions

To consider any requests received in accordance with Standing Orders.

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The Leader of the Council invited Zoi LLeshi and Mr. Issaka Farrakhan to put forward their deputation to Cabinet regarding agenda item 14, Delivering Children’s Centres.

 

Ms Lleshi began the deputation by expressing her dissatisfaction with the timing of the proposed consultation on the future Children’s Centre operating model which would fall in the summer holiday period where most parents and Children Centre staff would be on leave and therefore the questioned the  level of feedback that could be received to support  the proposals for the Children’s Centre model  going forward.

 

In essence, the deputation party were opposed to any budget reductions to Children’s Centres budget as they felt any reduction to Children Centres would have a considerable impact on the places available to children and also deprive parents and children of the Children Centres facilities such as ‘stay and play’.  The deputation party asserted that existing provision was at full capacity and any reduction would be detrimental. The party pointed to the wider service offer  provided by Children’s Centres and how they were greatly valued by parents and families. The deputation party had held parent led meetings at Children’s Centres in the borough themselves who also agreed that any budget reduction would be a mistake.

 

The deputation party questioned the spending priorities of the Council and Councillors, referenced Islington Council as an authority who were not reducing their Children’s Centre services and further asked the Leader to fully consider if this course of action was in the best interest of local residents.

 

 The deputation further argued that:

  • Children’s Centres were oversubscribed and that for every 12 stay and play places there were 100 subscriptions.

 

  • The key role that Centres had in early intervention which would need to be retained to avoid more costly support service sin the future.

 

The deputation asked the Cabinet to fully consider the future impact the budget reductions and re- designation of some Centres to community access points and the effect this would have on the future outcomes for children in the borough.

 

The Leader thanked the deputation party for coming forward and expressing their concerns and objections to the recommendations of the Children’s Centre report.

 

The Leader responded to the points raised in the deputation and asked how the calculation on demand for services had been arrived at.  In response, it was noted that, a member the deputation party had interviewed outreach workers at the Children’s Centres whose current personal experience and estimation was that there was no capacity in Centres for additional places.

 

The Leader advised the deputation that the boroughs of Haringey and Islington were different as the latter had a lower population but had received a higher grant funding for being an inner London borough. Haringey had a higher child population but had always received a less generous settlement for early years funding as it was termed an outer London borough. This deficit in early years funding over the years had culminated in the borough having a harsher financial position for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

The Council's End of Year Performance Assessment - Quarter Four, 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 661 KB

[To be introduced by the Leader of the Council. Report of the Deputy Chief Executive] The report will inform Cabinet of progress against the Council’s outcomes and strategic priorities during the fourth quarter of 2014/15.

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The Leader introduced the report which informed Cabinet of the progress against the Council’s outcomes and strategic priorities during the fourth quarter of 2014/15. This was the last report on the delivery of the Corporate Plan 2013-15.

 

 

 

RESOLVED

 

      i.        That progress against the Council’s Corporate Plan priorities in Q4 and for the year 2014/15 be noted.

 

     ii.        That the plan to report on delivery of the Corporate Plan 2015-18 in a more outcome focused and transparent way be noted.

 

Alternative Options Considered

Not required

 

Reasons for Decision

Not required

11.

The Council's Financial Outturn 2014/2015 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture. Report of the Assistant Director of Finance]The report sets out the provisional outturn position for the General Fund, Housing Revenue Account (HRA), the Dedicated Schools Budget (DSB), the Collection Fund and the Capital Programme for 2014/15.

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture introduced the report which, following the conclusion of the financial year, set out the provisional revenue and capital outturn for 2014/15 , together with a number of requests to carry forward resources and proposed transfers to earmarked reserves.

The report continued to set out the provisional outturn position for the General Fund, Housing Revenue Account (HRA), the Dedicated Schools Budget (DSB), the Collection Fund and the Capital Programme for 2014/15.

The Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture was pleased to report a balanced budget with the Council, meeting the challenge to make the required savings target of £22m for 2014/15 and thanked service areas and Finance team for their efforts in achieving this.

The Council had already made a 60% reduction in budget and there were still some difficult challenges ahead with expected further reductions to public sector budget to be included in the July government emergency budget.

The Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture also signalled that the July Budget Monitoring report would detail how the Council would be tackling the overspend in the Children and Adult’s budget areas.

 

RESOLVED

  1. That the various provisional revenue outturn positions (General Fund, HRA, DSB) as set out in this report and in particular the explanations for the outturn variances set out in Appendices 1(a) to 1(g) be approved.
  2. That the service revenue requests for carry forward and transfers to/ (from) reserves also set out in Appendices 1(a) to 1(g) be approved.
  3. That the provisional capital outturn positions (General Fund and HRA) as set out in this report and in particular the explanations for the outturn variances set out in Appendix 2 be approved.
  4. That the capital carry forward requests set out in Appendix 3; be approved
  5. That the performance of the Council Tax and NNDR Collection Fund in 2014/15 be noted.

 

Alternative Options

The reporting of the Council’s outturn and management of financial resources is a key part of the role of the Chief Financial Officer (Section 151 Officer) and no other options have therefore been considered.

Reasons for Decision

It is important for Members to understand the Council’s financial position at key times of the year, of which outturn is one, in order to inform their decision making and strategic planning.

12.

Rehousing Policy for Regeneration and Renewal Schemes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration. Report of the Director of Planning, Regeneration and Development] This report seeks approval  to consult  on a  an Estate Renewal Re-housing and Payments Policy (Appendix 1) proposed for the borough. The policy brings together in one document all the relevant statutory provisions  (e.g. in respect of Home Loss and Disturbance Payments) and existing Council policies (e.g. within the Allocations Policy) with guidance to facilitate the Council’s estate renewal programme, by more effectively re-housing and compensating residents required to move and providing vacant possession for development works to take place. 

 

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which sought Cabinet approval to consult on a proposed an Estate Renewal Re-housing and Payments Policy (Appendix 1) for the borough. This policy endeavoured to meet the expectation of residents who are required to be re-housed and brings together all the advice and support listed in a range of different documents into one accessible document. The policy also aims to   provides a consistent borough-wide approach to the re-housing and payment commitments. The policy would apply to all regeneration and estate improvement schemes, where 10 or more units are being improved or redeveloped.

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration highlighted that the proposed consultation dates, listed at section 5 of the attached report, may be subject to change

 

Subject to noting the potential date change to the consultation period.

 

RESOLVED

  1. That the Estate Renewal Re-housing and Payments Policy (at Appendix 1) be noted and approved for consultation.

 

  1. To approve delegation to the Assistant Director for Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration for the decision on the ‘effective date’ of the policy in respect of individual estate renewal schemes and, where appropriate, the individual phases of such schemes.

 

  1. That the purpose of the policy, as set out in section 1 of Appendix 1 and in paragraphs 5.13 and 5.14 of this report be noted.

 

  1. That the consultation arrangements and timetable (set out in section 5 of this report), including a further report to the Cabinet scheduled for January 2016 to consider the consultation outcome, an Equalities Impact Assessment and any recommended changes to the policy, for final approval by the Cabinet be noted and approved.

 

Alternative Options Considered

The alternative options of developing an estate renewal re-housing policy only or just a set of procedures covering the issues in Appendix 1 were considered. However, it was considered important to bring together all the policies relevant to re-housing and compensating residents in one document, rather than just cover re-housing matters. Also, a set of procedures for staff would not represent a statement by the Council of its commitments to affected residents, which is an important objective of the proposed policy.

 

In developing the proposed policy, alternative approaches to how the policy should be applied to individual estate renewal schemes were considered. Broadly, 3 approaches were considered:

(a)  Apply the minimum statutory entitlements and existing policy commitments across all schemes

(b)  Consider the re-housing and payment commitments to residents on a scheme by scheme basis

(c)  Apply (a) above, but consider additional discretionary entitlements on a scheme by scheme basis

 

The approach set out in paragraph 4.2, item (a) above has been broadly adopted within the policy at Appendix 1, as this provides consistency across different schemes and amongst residents from different areas. It also provides a better balance between meeting the re-housing needs of residents affected by estate renewal and other households on the Housing Register. However, the proposed policy at Appendix 1 does provide for some  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Hornsey Town Hall Delivery Strategy pdf icon PDF 158 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration. Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development]  This report seeks Cabinet approval for a new approach to the Hornsey Town Hall  project, including agreement of an alternative proposed procurement strategy, new capital project budget and seeks authorisation for officers to take the Hornsey Town Hall site forward to the market. A report would return to Cabinet once a preferred bidder is selected, prior to award of contract.

 

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which contained proposals to re-energise the Hornsey Town Hall building and bring it back into use. This required new approach to the Hornsey Town Hall project, included an alternative proposed procurement strategy, new capital project budget and sought authorisation for officers to take the Hornsey Town Hall site forward to the market. A report would return to Cabinet once a preferred bidder was selected, prior to award of contract.

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration mentioned the previous bid from Mount View School which following analysis of cost and capacity had not been found to be a compatible solution for both Mountview or the Town Hall going forward. The Council would be supporting this valued organisation stay in the borough. This exercise had demonstrated was a need to find a sustainable financial solution for the Town Hall.

 

The procurement reason was clearly set out and bidders would be expected to deliver good use of the building. The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration further referred to the consultation undertaken by the Hornsey Town Hall Trust which had contacted 280 residents to inform the new procurement process for the Town Hall. It was clear that the bidders would need to offer community access and the procurement scoring will reflect the importance given to this.

 

Cllr Arthur, Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture, welcomed the report and spoke about the representations he had received as a local ward Councillor which had made clear how valued Hornsey Town Hall was to the local community and  the need for it to be brought to full use.  He was also committed to a procurement solution which provided community access to the building.

 

 In response to Cllr Elliott’s question, if the procurement exercise did not produce a fully acceptable solution for the Town Hall,  then there would be a re-group and consideration of either the  procurement process or rethink of the strategy if necessary.

 

The Leader highlighted the ongoing commitment of the Council to finding a solution for the Town Hall which had spanned 11 years.  This was a grade 2 listed building and it was noticeable that the capital injection estimations had gone up and the revenue cost were also high. With the Council making difficult budget choices against a backdrop of further expected government local government budget reductions, a solution had to be of a sound financial footing whilst keeping to architectural merits of the building.

 

Cllr Arthur reiterated that nothing should preclude an innovative solution coming forward which was financially sound .

 

Cllr Goldberg also referred to health of town centres and responsibility for sustainable activity in the areas to protect the viability of Crouch End Town centre .Cllr Goldberg also welcomed the involvement of the Trust in the procurement process.

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. That the refreshed HTH project objectives and delivery parameters (as set out in section 5.6 and 5.7 of this report) and be agreed and used to inform the procurement exercise.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Delivering Children's Centres in Haringey : 2015-2018 pdf icon PDF 17 MB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families. Report of the Assistant Director for Commissioning]The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with details of proposals for the future delivery of Children’s Centre services , report back on initial engagement with stakeholders on the proposed model and seek approval to go out  to statutory consultation  with a final decision to be made by Cabinet in December 2015.

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The Cabinet Member for Children and Families introduced the report which sought agreement to move to consultation on proposals for the future delivery of Children’s Centre services. This was part of the implementation of the Early Help strategy focused on children and young people aged 0-19 years old and their access to services.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children and Families highlighted the significant savings assigned to the Children’s Service as a whole and as part of this ,the smaller percentage, assigned to early years area .

 

The proposed model was based on providing early help through locality ,reach, and  joining  up with the existing neighbourhood learning communities designated by schools and providing support to children over fives  .The model also included enhancement of the universal offer  as there were a lot of children in need that were unable to access the Children’s Centres as seen through the work on the Healthy child policy implementation.  There was a need to ensure targeted support was available, through Children’s Centres, in the most deprived areas of the borough.

 

There were 9 centres proposed for retention and the remaining 7 would be designated as community access point which the Council would endeavour to ensure provided access to ‘stay and play’. An attached map to the report illustrated the location points and access to surrounding services.

 

The proposals had been developed over recent months, including engagement with stakeholders, parents, carers, governors, head teachers and staff from across the Children’s Centre system and professional partners. The Cabinet Member for Children and Families was happy to meet with Children’s Centre users during the statutory consultation period. Following analysis of the consultation responses a report on the future operating model of the Children’s Centres would come forward to Cabinet in November.

 

The Leader pointed out that early years area had an indicative budget envelope and therefore the report to Cabinet in November would also take into consideration the outcomes of the planned government emergency budget as well as the consultation results.

 

In response to a question from Cllr Connor on ensuring safeguarding access leads at community access points, it was confirmed that all schools have a safeguarding lead and as many of the community access points are assigned to schools this responsibility would be met. The Cabinet Member for Children and Families would further ensure that all access points to childcare have a safeguarding lead.

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. That, the proposals for the reduction in numbers and closure of Children’s Centres in the borough as set out in Paragraph 9.0 of this report be approved for consultation.

 

  1. That a 90 days period of consultation to commence in June and end in September 2015 be approved.

 

  1. That a report on the outcome of the consultation and final proposals for Children’s Centres in the borough be submitted to Cabinet in November 2015 for a decision.

 

  1. That the outcome of the activity relating to childcare policy, outlined at 12.6, be submitted to Cabinet at a later date.

 

 

Alternative Options considered

To retain the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Tiverton Primary School Roof replacement Works pdf icon PDF 164 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families. Report of the Assistant Director for Capital Projects and Property Services]. This report requests approval to award a contract for construction of a roof replacement at Tiverton Primary.

 

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The Cabinet Member for Children and Families introduced the report which requested approval to an award a contract for construction of a roof replacement at Tiverton Primary which was much needed by the school to  mitigate against the Children’s education being disrupted at the school . There had been careful consideration of the solution and part fixing the roof was not sustainable. A careful procurement exercise had been followed  leading to the outlined recommendations

 

RESOLVED

      i.        To appoint Breyer Group Plc in the amount of £539,414.03 for a contract period of 16 weeks. This will allow for completion of the project by 23rd November 2015.

 

     ii.        To issue a letter of intent not exceeding 10% of the contract sum as allowed under CSO 9.07.3 whilst formal works contracts are being prepared.

 

Alternative options considered

The contractor was procured via the LHC (a not-for-profit consortium set up to provide effective procurement solutions for local authorities, housing associations, schools and other public sector bodies.) Flat Roofing (FR1) Framework Arrangement. We also considered use of Construction line, (a fully owned and managed by Capita, UK register of pre-qualified construction services database). However, upon consideration the LHC framework was considered to be more suitable for this size of project and it offered specialist flat roofing contractors, better suited to this type of project.

 

Reason for Decisions

The award the contract to Breyer Group Plc will facilitate the Council to undertake the roof replacement work at Tiverton Primary School.

 

Award will enable the project to move forward to the construction stage within timescales that facilitate the need to address an urgent condition issue to mitigate any future disruption to school service delivery. It will also facilitate the start of the construction works during the school holidays to minimise disruption to the school during term time service delivery.

 

16.

Delivering Priority 2 : Empower all adults to live healthy, long and fulfilling lives pdf icon PDF 79 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing .Report of the Deputy Chief Executive]The next set of 3 papers sets out the business case and design for whole system change in line with the objectives set out in Priority 2 of the Corporate Plan, Empower all adults to live healthy long and fulfilling lives, agreed by Cabinet in February 2015. These papers each require discrete decisions but they are presented collectively to illustrate the coherence between them.

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This report introduced the next set of papers on the Cabinet agenda involving  the business case and design for whole system change in line with the objectives set out in Priority 2 of the Corporate Plan,Empower all adults to live healthy long and fulfilling lives, agreed by Cabinet in February 2015 . There was a need to reshape Adult Social Care Services following demographic changes, coupled with significant budget reductions for the Council .This entailed supporting Adults to live a healthier lives, stay in their homes , and equipping Adults with the support to live their lives .

 

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing explained that the following 3 papers each require discrete decisions were presented collectively to illustrate the coherence between them.

 

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing also informed Cabinet that there would be discussion with the Trade Unions on the next steps for the Operating Model.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

To note the report.

 

17.

New Operating Model for Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 364 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing. Report of the Deputy Chief Executive]This paper sets our the strategic context for the  delivery of Priority 2 of the Corporate Plan and specifically how key components of a new operating model are being developed within that context. The report further requests Cabinet approval for the implementation of the new operating model.

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing introduced the report which described that the new operating model for Adults was a representation of how the Council need to operate Adult Social Care services in the future. The overall framework for the Adult’s Service, along with the principles of how the services will work together, and with partners was set out. The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing advised that the separate strands of work emanating from the Operating Model would individually be consulted upon with service users and they would come back for approval to Cabinet at a later date.

 

In response to a question from Cllr Connor, on why service users were not involved in the compilation of the model, the Cabinet Member advised that, similarly to the Children’s Services Operating Model, the overall framework for the service had been compiled with staff and stakeholders input and there would be service user and staff consultation on stands of the framework going forward and a reports back to Cabinet at later dates as mentioned.

 

RESOLVED

 

              I.                That the principles underpinning the new operating model for adult social care set out in Paragraph 7 be approved.

 

            II.                The operating model for adult social care set out in Paragraph 9 be approved.

 

 

Alternative options considered

To do nothing is not an option. Legislative changes, demographic pressures and budget challenges mean that to continue to provide care and support in the current manner is unsustainable.  The current operating model will not deliver revised national policy or achieve the outcomes expected.

 

The proposed model in this report is the outcome of workshops held with managers in Adult Services where the focus was very much about the service user journey, the purpose being to maintain people’s independence as far as possible, streamline processes and provide flexible support. Consideration was given to incremental change but the view was that to meet the challenge of delivering sustainable, responsive services over the next three years, we require system change and a whole Council response, from the population level onwards.

 

The target operating model proposed in this report is closely aligned to the ADASS model, referred to in paragraph 1.2, providing the basis for delivering sustainable services in the future.

 

Reason for Decision

To implement a new operating model for Adult Social Services which enables all Haringey resident to live healthy, long and fulfilling lives with control over what is important to them. National policy drivers are very much about empowering people to take control. For example, one major driver is The Care Act, the main elements of which have been implemented in April 2015, with further elements to be implemented from April 2016. As well as legislative changes and changes in people’s expectations, there is growth in need and demand for support. To meet these challenges we need to transform the delivery of care and support, shifting from providing high cost services, such as residential care, to supporting people to live in their own homes and communities as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Corporate Plan Priority 2 Consultation pdf icon PDF 280 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing .Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.] This report seeks Cabinet agreement to specific consultation and further engagement, with residents and partners on specific issues, as detailed in section 6 of the report including:

 

·         Increasing our capacity to provide re-ablement services and support                intermediate care.

·         Increasing our capacity to provide suitable accommodation that promotes individual well being through expanding Supported Living Accommodation and Shared Lives schemes

·         Increasing the availability and flexibility of specialist services within the borough meeting the individual needs of residents.

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing introduced the report which sought Cabinet agreement to specific consultation and further engagement, with residents and partners on specific issues, as detailed in section 6 of the attached report. This was a significant consultation process and the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing would be actively involved in the consultation and listening to families and carers.

 

RESOLVED

To approve the following proposals for public consultation:

 

a)To increase the Council’s capacity to deliver re-ablement and intermediate care services by:

 

i.  The closure of Osborne Grove Nursing Home  and change of use to intermediate care service or to continue with the current provision at Osborne Grove, but through an external provider and to include a re-ablement care service

 

ii.The closure of The Haven day centre and change of use to a community re-ablement service delivered by an external provider; and

 

iii.     Changing the delivery of the Council’s in-house Re-ablement Service to an external provider

 

b)To increase the Council’s capacity to provide Supported Living Accommodation and Shared Lives schemes by:

 

i.       The closure of Linden Road Residential Care Home; and

 

ii.      Changing the delivery of the Council’s in-house Share Lives Service to an external social enterprise provider

 

c)To increase flexibility and availability of services within the borough by:

 

i.       The closure of Roundways, Birbeck Road and Always day centres for adults with a learning disability;

 

ii.      Delivering a new model of day opportunities for adults with a learning disability from Ermine Road Day Centre, through social enterprise

 

iii.     The closure of The Grange Day Centre and delivery of dementia day services from the Haynes through a social enterprise model         

 

d)To approve the consultation period to commence on 29th June 2015 and to end on 27th September.

 

e)That a report on the findings of the consultation and the proposed recommendation be brought back to Cabinet for a decision in November 2015.

f)That the engagement undertaken by Adult Social Services during the MTFS and Corporate Plan consultation.  See item 819 for  Cabinet February2015

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be noted.

 

Alternative options considered

Alternative options have been considered, including the retention of additional services and differential options for delivery. However, the options available to the service are limited, due to the scale of the reduction required.  Therefore all areas of the service will be redesigned to ensure compliance with our statutory responsibilities and the continued delivery of high quality service provision within the reduced budget. 

 

An additional option is not to make the budget savings agreed in the Medium Term Financial Plan. This would result in serious financial difficulty for the Council as a whole and call into question the sustainability of services in the future.

 

Consideration was given to the reduction in Care Package costs, forecast to reduce Council expenditure by approximately £5.7 million. This was reviewed and removed from the proposals for transformation following the engagement undertaken by Adult Social Services during the consultation on the MTFS and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 1 MB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing . Report of the Deputy Chief Executive] Cabinet will be asked to approve the Council’s Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care .

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing introduced the report which set out the Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care, attached as Appendix 1.

 

Cabinet noted that the Market Position Statement, is a national requirement reinforced in the implementation of the Care Act 2014 which puts market development on a statutory footing, by giving local authorities a role in overseeing the Adult social care market and ensuring that there is a financially healthy market for users to make choices with about their our choice of their care. The report further describes how the Council will work with providers to develop diverse, high quality care locally which meets local need and the Council’s strategic priorities whilst delivering value for money.

Cllr Connor highlighted the recent issues with Sevacare, a care provider based in the borough. The Cabinet Member explained that, although this care provider was based in the borough, it mainly provided care services to neighbouring boroughs,  and the Council did not have a block contract with this provider. The CQC would be the organisation that would inspect the provider and assess their safeguarding functions and responsibilities. An embargo had been placed on this organisation and the Council were helping local users by offering alternative provision.  Other boroughs had also been notified of the embargo.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Council’s Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care attached as Appendix 1 to this report be approved.

 

Alternative options considered

The option of not producing a Market Position Statement was considered but discarded on the grounds that it usefully sets out for the market our commissioning intentions and is a core requirement of the Care Act 2014.

 

Reason for Decision

The Market Position Statement is a key statement of the direction of travel for adult social care within the local authority. It has been given added emphasis in the Care Act 2014 and is presented for the approval of Cabinet

20.

Agreement to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Haringey CCG pdf icon PDF 117 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing. Report of the Deputy Chief Executive]This report seeks Cabinet approval for the Council to enter into a Section 75 Partnership Agreement with the local Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group.  This is a requirement of the Better Care Fund  which is a national programme to support the transformation and integration of health and social care at a local level.

 

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The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing  Introduced this report  which sought Cabinet approval for the Council to enter into a Section 75 Partnership Agreement with the local Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group.  This was requirement of the Better Care Fund – which is a national programme to support the transformation and integration of health and social care at a local level.

 

RESOLVED

 

      i.        That the Council enter into a section 75 partnership agreement with the CCG that includes the commissioning of health and social care services from pooled funds;.

 

     ii.        That delegated  authority be  given to the Deputy Chief Executive to provide the ability to approve the final draft of the partnership agreement  after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing; 

 

    iii.        That the strategic implications of the wider Health and Social Care Integration agenda be noted  and that officers will work with CCG colleagues to explore further opportunities for integration, including further opportunities for pooled budgets, in line with the Health and Care Integration programme. 

 

Alternative options considered

The establishment of a section 75 agreement is one of the requirements of the Better Care Fund.  If the Council and the CCG do not form such a partnership NHS England has powers to withhold Better Care Fund monies or to issue directions as to how they should be spent.  It would not be in the interests of the Council not to form a section 75 partnership. 

 

Reasons for Decision

It is a condition of the Better Care Fund that the council and the local CCG enter into a section 75 partnership agreement. 

 

21.

Transfer of 0-5 year old public health commissioning to Local Authorities pdf icon PDF 541 KB

[To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing. Report of the Director for Public Health] This report provides information relating to 0 – 5 year old public health commissioning and formally accepts the transfer of funding and commissioning responsibilities from NHS England to the Council.

 

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The Cabinet Member for Children and Families introduced the report which  provided information relating to the transfer of  0 – 5 year old public health commissioning from NHS England to local authorities  which will take place on 1st October 2015.

 

The transfer of this responsibility was welcomed by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families as it would allow the Council to better join up services for 0-5 years olds  and help with achieving Corporate Priority 1,

 

 

RESOLVED

 

                      i.        That Cabinet notes the transfer to the Council from the NHS of funding and commissioning responsibilities for 0-5 year olds, including the mandatory elements of the Healthy Child Programme.

 

                     ii.        That Cabinet accepts the incoming budget from the NHS as set out in sections 10.4 and 10.5.

 

 

Alternative Options Considered

No alternative options have been considered as this is a statutory transfer in line with regulations implemented under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

 

Reasons for Decision

This is a statutory transfer in line with regulations implemented under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

 

22.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 168 KB

[To be introduced of the Cabinet Member for  Health and Wellbeing. Report of the Director for Public Health.] This paper summarises the revisions that have been made to the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy following the public consultation that concluded at the end of March. Cabinet are asked to endorse the attached strategy for final approval by the Health and Wellbeing Board on the 23rd June.

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The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing explained that following the expiry of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2012-15) the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy offered an opportunity to respond to the current health issues in the borough; identified through any months of interrogating statistical health data to ensure the pertinent issues such as tackling obesity and  dealing with Mental Health issues effectively were included in the strategy with supporting  partnership actions.

 

The nine  ambitions, which the strategy aimed to achieve, were set out on page 382 of the pack and there would be a  set of measurable outcomes compiled  which would consider where focus and leverage is needed to achieve the   ambitions

 

In response to Cllr Connor’s question about understanding when the interventions are working, this would be addressed in the measureable outcomes work going forward.

 

RESOLVED

  1. To note the responses to the consultation on the draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy;

 

  1. To endorse the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy (attached as Appendix 1);

 

  1. To recommend the draft Strategy to the Health and Wellbeing Board for approval and publication. 

 

Alternative options considered

Haringey Health and Wellbeing Board have a duty to develop a Health and Wellbeing Strategy to prioritise effort to address needs identified by the JSNA. The previous Health and Wellbeing Strategy covered 2012-15 and has now expired. Therefore no alternative options were considered.

 

Reasons for Decision

It is recommended that the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-18 is approved as the Health and Wellbeing Board has a duty to develop a Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the previous Strategy have now expired.

 

This strategy will enable all partners to be clear about our agreed priorities for the next three years; all Members of the HWB to embed these priorities within their own organisations; key agencies to develop joined-up commissioning and delivery plans to address these priorities; and the HWB to hold Member organisations to account for their actions towards achieving the priorities within the strategy.

 

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Appointment of Cabinet Sub Committees pdf icon PDF 162 KB

[To be introduced by the Leader of the Council. Report of the Chief  Executive] To appoint Members to serve on the Advisory Committees set out below for the new municipal year 2015/16 and to confirm the terms of reference of these Committees:

 

Ø  Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee

Ø  LHC Joint Committee.

 

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  1. That  the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, and the London Housing Consortium be established  and that the terms of reference for these bodies be noted;

 

  1. That Cabinet dis-continue the arrangement for the Safeguarding Adults Advisory Committee for 2015/16.

 

  1. That the Members indicated below be appointed to serve on the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, and the LHC Joint Committee:

 

 

Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee

Cllr   Ann Waters

Cllr Anne Stennett

Cllr Patrick Berryman

Cllr Makbule Gunes

Cllr Elin Weston

Cllr Liz Morris

Cllr Bob Hare

 

LHC

Cllr Strickland

Cllr Bevan

 

24.

Appointment to Partnership Committees pdf icon PDF 121 KB

[To be introduced by the Leader of the Council. Report of the Chief Executive] To appoint Cabinet Members to the Community Safety Partnership Board and Health and Wellbeing Board.

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RESOLVED

That Cabinet appoint the Members indicated  below to Community Safety Partnership for the 2015/16 municipal year and note the Members appointed by Council on 14th May 2015 to serve on the Health and Wellbeing Board for the 2015/16 municipal year:

 

 

Community Safety Partnership

Councillor Bernice Vanier

Councillor Ann Waters

Councillor Martin Newton

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

Councillor Claire Kober

Councillor Ann Waters

Councillor Peter Morton

 

That the terms of reference for each body appended to this report be noted.

 

 

25.

Minutes of Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To note the minutes of the following:

10 March .2015 – Cabinet Member Signing

26 March 2015- Cabinet Member Signing

30 March 2015 – Leader Decision

30 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

30 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

31 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

14 April 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

19 May 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

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RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the following bodies be noted:

 

10 March .2015 – Cabinet Member Signing

26 March 2015- Cabinet Member Signing

30 March 2015 – Leader Decision

30 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

30 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

31 March 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

14 April 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

19 May 2015 - Cabinet Member Signing

 

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Significant and Delegated Actions pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To note delegated and significant actions taken by Directors.

 

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RESOLVED

 

That the significant and delegated actions taken by officers during April, May and June 2015 be noted.

27.

New Items of Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 2 above.

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None

28.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Note from the Head of Democratic Services

 

Items 29, 30 and 31 allow for the consideration of exempt information in relation to Items ,13, 15, and 3 respectively.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as the items below contain exempt information, as defined under paragraph 3, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

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29.

Hornsey Town Hall Delivery Strategy

As per item 14

30.

Tiverton Roof Replacement

As per item 16

31.

New Items of Exempt Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 2 above.

 

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