Cabinet 16 October 2018

Chairman: Councillor R Waltham MBE
Venue:       Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time:          5 pm
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1.       Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial interests.
2.       To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 25 June, 2018.
3.       North Lincolnshire Council Plan 2018/19 – Report of the Director: Governance and Partnerships.
4.        Budget Review 2018/19 – Report of the Director Governance and Partnerships.
5.       Home First Community Inspection Outcome – Report of the Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing.
6.       Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.


PRESENT:- Councillor Waltham MBE (chairman) in the Chair.

Councillors Hannigan (vice-chairman), J Davison, Marper, Ogg, Poole and Reed.

Councillors Ali, Armiger, Bainbridge, Clark, A Davison, Ellerby, England, L Foster, T Foster, Godfrey, Kataria, Longcake, Mumby-Croft, Wells and Wilson also attended the meeting.

Denise Hyde, Simon Green, Becky McIntyre, Helen Manderson, Karen Pavey, Peter Thorpe, and Richard Mell attended the meeting.

The meeting was held at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

1315 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – There were no declarations of interest declared by members at the meeting.

1316 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 25 June, 2018 having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

1317 (6) NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL PLAN 2018/19 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report seeking approval of the North Lincolnshire Council Plan 2018-19 which was attached as an appendix. The Council Plan 2018-19 was one year plan, which set the context for the council’s longer term ambitions and a renewed plan in 2019. The plan was the last refresh of the Council Strategy 2016-19 and set the foundation for the council to develop a new strategic plan through engagement with residents.

The Director in her report explained that a one year plan had been developed to provide information for residents and stakeholders about the council, what it does, how it is funded and to set out the priorities for the year. A longer term plan for 2019-24 would be developed using the 2018-19 Plan as a basis to engage with residents and communities in more detail about what matters most. For 2018-19 the priorities were: Growing the local economy, Keeping People Safe and Well and Enabling Communities to Flourish – Helping to keep the people of North Lincolnshire: Safe; Well; Prosperous; Connected.

Resolved – That the North Lincolnshire Council Plan 2018-19 be approved.

1318 (7) BUDGET REVIEW 2018/19 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report informing Cabinet of the current performance in respect of revenue and capital budgets for 2018/19.

The report also sought approval in respect of the latest revised budget for revenue and capital following the Council’s budget setting meeting held on 1st March 2018 informed Cabinet that cash balances were being managed in line with the Council’s approved treasury management strategy and set out the budget planning process that would underpin the setting of the 2019/23 medium term financial plan.

The Director set out and provided further explanations in the report under the following headings and associated appendices –

(i) 2018/19 Budget Position – Revenue;
(ii) Reserves;
(iii) Budget Adjustments;
(iv) 2018/19 Budget position – Capital;
(v) 2018/19 Budget position – Treasury Update, and
(vi) 2019/23 Medium Term Financial Planning Process.

Resolved – (a) That the revenue and capital budget monitoring position for 2018/19, as set out in appendix 1 of the report, be noted; (b) that the revenue budget adjustments approved under delegated powers and the latest revised budget position for 2018/19 as summarised in appendix 2 of the report, be noted; (c) that the latest capital investment programme for 2018/19 as summarised in appendix 3, and by scheme in appendix 4 of the report, be noted; (d) that progress against the approved Treasury Management Strategy as set out in appendix 5, be noted, and (e) that the 2019/23 medium term financial planning process be noted.

1319 (8) HOME FIRST COMMUNITY INSPECTION OUTCOME – The Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing submitted a report informing Cabinet of the outcome of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) unannounced inspection (under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act) of the Home First Community Support Team held on 26 and 27 June 2018, and to request that the report be published on the Council website and be made available to relevant stakeholders.

The Director in her report explained that the Council Home First Community Team provided both Short and Long Term care with a focus on Rehabilitation and reablement, enabling and promoting individual independence to those in receipt of services. The Service supported the facilitation of timely hospital discharge, preventing unnecessary admission to hospital and contributes to the assessment of people’s ongoing needs for further care and support.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was the national regulator for health and social care services. This was the first inspection of the service under the new framework (2018) which focused on changes since the previous rating – improvements and areas of risk. The inspection looked at the 5 Key Lines of Enquiry:-

 Is the service safe
 Is the service effective
 Is the service caring
 Is the service responsive
 Is the service Well Led

CQC now utilised intelligent monitoring to assess the service prior to inspection using a wide range of data sources including national data sets and direct feedback obtained prior to the inspection from service users, their families and staff. The inspector requested the views of other agencies that work with the service including healthcare, social workers staff and management during the two day inspection and considered the response of questionnaires from a range of stakeholders.

The report confirmed that the overall outcome awarded at inspection could be one of four judgements, inadequate, requires improvement, good and outstanding, and the service had maintained an overall rating of ‘Good’ in four domains with an improved rating of ‘Outstanding’ in Caring. The Inspection Report was arched as an appendix.

Resolved – (a) That the report be published on the Council’s website and be made available to relevant stakeholders, and (b) that all teams involved in the Inspection be thanked for their ongoing hard work.