Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 27th July, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



Election of Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Councillors are asked to elect the Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.



Election of Vice-Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Councillors are asked to elect the Vice-Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of minutes pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2020.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To note and comment as required on the action sheet which tracks decisions, actions and outcomes arising from previous Committee meetings.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:-


The deadline for the submission of public questions is Monday 20 July 2020

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, Friday 24 July 2020

The deadline for the submission of a petition was, Friday 10 July 2020.


University Hospitals Dorset - update on merger, services and estates programme

To receive a presentation on the above.


Adult Social Care Consumer Relations Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Adult Social Care has a statutory responsibility to produce an annual report on complaints received, issues that have been raised and any action that has been taken to improve services. Adult Social Care encourages feedback from a range of sources including complaints, compliments, comments, surveys, consultations and engagement to improve services.

This report provides a summary of feedback and learning for BCP Council Adult Social Care from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

Additional documents:


Adult Social Care Strategy pdf icon PDF 841 KB

This report presents the draft Adult Social Care Strategy for consideration by Councillors prior to the presentation of the Strategy to Cabinet on 2September 2020 for approval.


The report outlines how Adult Social Care has engaged with stakeholders, including people who use services and carers, in order to inform a draft set of strategic priorities for the next 4 years.


It set outs how the priorities align to the Fulfilled Lives objectives in the Corporate Strategy and the Council’s wider transformation programme. The draft strategy also responds to national drivers, legislation and where performance measures and customer feedback indicates that strategic change is required to deliver improvements in outcomes and services.


The report highlights the potential to develop new approaches to service delivery as a result of learning through the COVID 19 pandemic.  The overarching priorities for the Strategy are:

·       Engage with individuals and communities to promote well-being

·       Support people to live safe and independent lives

·       Value and support carers

·       Enable people to live well through quality social care

·       Deliver Services that are modern and accessible


Adult Social Care Response to the COVID19 pandemic pdf icon PDF 197 KB

The report sets out for the scrutiny of Committee members the BCP Council Adult Social Care response to the COVID19 pandemic as at mid-July 2020.  It provides details on how Adult Social Care has worked with the local NHS and the Care Sector to ensure that local people who require information, advice, guidance,  assessment, care and safeguarding have continued to be supported  through the period of national lockdown and the subsequent gradual easing of lockdown measures. 


It also outlines the work undertaken with the Adult Social Care sector in order to support all social care providers as they have worked with skill and commitment to provide quality care to service users and carers through the unique and highly complex circumstances of the pandemic.


This work has been conducted in the context of rapidly developing and changing national guidance for the health and care system.


The report also outlines the financial impact of COVID19 for the Adult Social Care sector and the funding provided to the sector by the Council through Grant monies from Government.  It provides information on the financial situation for BCP Council Adult Social Care Directorate in 2020/21.


Healthwatch Dorset Annual Report pdf icon PDF 8 MB

The Healthwatch Dorset Annual Report will be presented to the Committee.


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive any updates from the Portfolio Holder on key issues as appropriate.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider the development of the Committee’s Forward Plan.