Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To agree the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 November 2018, as a correct record.


Resolved: That the Minutes of the meeting of the Advisory Committee held on 27 November 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

Any interests not already registered


No additional declarations of interest were made.


Actions from Previous Meetings


There were none.


Update from Portfolio Holder


The Portfolio Holder, and Chairman referred to a short video published by the District Councils’ Network, which was produced to give advice on the District Council’s role in shaping healthy places.

She summarised that during her four years as Portfolio Holder, the main aims were to prevent ill health and to improve work with the NHS. She believed the Council had changed direction positively over the course of the four years.


Referrals from Cabinet or the Audit Committee


There were none.


Integrated Care and Local Care Hubs pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Adam Wickings, Chief Operating Officer (Delivery) for West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Debbie Stock, Chief Operating Officer for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG, in attendance to update Members about the Integrated Care and Local Care Hubs.

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The Chairman welcomed Rachel Parris, Frailty and Medical Commissioning Programme Lead for West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Debbie Stock, Chief Operating Officer for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (DGS) CCG, who both gave presentations on their work on local care hubs across the District.


Rachel advised that the CCG was focussed on delivering hub sites across the CCG area and their Local Care Plan had been implemented in July 2017. She also advised that the plan was created by a collaboration with stakeholders.


A Member queried who the stakeholders were. Rachel confirmed this was the District and Borough councils in West Kent, Kent County Council, local hospitals, the CCH and the Social Care and Carers Organisation. The Member then queried whether the Patient Participation groups were also stakeholders. Rachel confirmed they had a representative on the West Kent Improvement Partnership and fed into the stakeholder meetings.


Members also enquired the resources available to stop residents becoming housebound. Rachel confirmed that the Social Care Coordinator, or Community Navigator for DGS CCG, supported people in a variety of ways, not just in health. This included introducing them to befriending schemes and car pool schemes amongst others.


Members questioned whether it was possible for GPs to extend the services they provided. Rachel advised that some GPs had already taken on further scope, but with the implementation of the new plan, further place-based care was being looked at.


Debbie advised that the DGS CCG was similar to West Kent CCG in terms of operation but advised that they were working on an Estate Strategy in order to bring a hub to Swanley. She advised that talks were ongoing with the Oaks and Swanley Town Council and hoped by 2019/20, that because of local improvements, fewer people would need a hospital visit.


The Chairman thanked both Rachel and Debbie for attending the meeting.



Housing Strategy Progress Report (Number 2) pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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The Housing Policy Manager presented the report and gave a presentation on a progress report on the delivery of the District Council’s Housing Strategy ‘Wellbeing Starts at Home’.


The Housing Policy Manager advised of the progress that had been made on many different projects across the District, including Downs View, Swanley, Emerson Park care home in Hextable and Rural Housing Week.


Members queried whether mobile homes are an option for Quercus Housing to explore. The Housing Policy Manager confirmed it could do so, but Sevenoaks District Council were better equipped to help builder’s design modular housing due to its longer lifespan. The Chairman also confirmed that the Council would give advice to people about buying mobile homes as problems can occur as they deteriorate.


The Chairman thanked the Housing Policy Manager and his team for the hard work had put in.


Resolved: That the report be noted.


Social Prescribing pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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The Health Team Leader presented the report and gave a presentation on Social Prescribing, which updated Members on the work that had taken place in partnership with health colleagues across the District.


He advised Members that the reason the work had taken place was to improved health across the District, funded from Kent County Council’s Health Prevention budget. He believed that the success of the work was due to working in collaboration, resulting in shared outcomes being accomplished.


He informed Members that the One You Your Home project was set up in January 2018.


Members queried whether there was any indication that the NHS would look to change their approach in the future. The Health Team Leader advised that there had been promotion of the national Social Prescribing Day on 14 March 2019 and social prescribing was likely to become much more widespread


Resolved: That the report be noted.



Community Engagement Plans for a New Leisure Centre in Swanley pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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The Chief Officer Communities and Business presented the report which gave Members the opportunity to consider the community engagement plans for a new Leisure Centre in Swanley.


She advised that the first consultation had already been completed as part of the Swanley Master Vision. She informed Members that the plans included a 153 space car park, and a 3-D orienteering room called Tag Active, which promoted fitness and competition.


A Member expressed her concerns about space for specific programmes within the leisure centre. The Chief Officer Communities and Business advised that the mix of facilities was informed by consultants’ work on a business plan, which set out the optimum facilities requirements that would enable the leisure centre to be affordable to build and profitable enough to sustain the running costs.


Resolved: That the report be considered and noted.


To note minutes of the Health Liaison Board pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Health Liaison Board held on 6 February 2019.


Resolved: The Minutes were noted.


Work Plan pdf icon PDF 34 KB


The work plan was noted.


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