Agenda

Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 17 June 2021 3.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4UH

Contact: Debbie Yau, Democratic Services Officer 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board for the forthcoming year.

2.

Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board for the forthcoming year.

3.

Apologies for absence

4.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 13 April 2021.

5.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 

6.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.

 

7.

COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan Briefing pdf icon PDF 233 KB

This report will provide an update on the Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP) including top-level outcomes of recent stress tests made since the last update was presented to the Board on 13 April 2021.

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8.

Kent and Medway Dementia Strategy Briefing pdf icon PDF 190 KB

This report will provide an overview of the joint Kent and Medway Dementia Strategy that is being developed bythe Kent and Medway CCG, the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), Medway Council and Kent County Council. This brief provides an overview for the Strategy, the vision, and the chapter headings with assurance that Medway Council is engaged in the development and scrutiny of this Strategy. It is recommended that the Board receive the full Draft Strategy at their next meeting on 2 September 2021.

9.

Medway Early Help Strategy pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Early Help is a term used to describe support to potentially vulnerable children, young people and their families as soon as a problem starts to emerge.  The purpose of early help is to prevent issues and problems from escalating by building resilience and this is achieved through prompt and targeted interventions to families by those who know them best.  In summary, early help is a shared responsibility and not a distinct service.  In November 2020, the Early Help Partnership Board was established to drive forward a multi-agency approach that would strengthen our offer to families across Medway and ensure that children and families receive early support. 

 

The Medway Early Help Strategy 2021 – 2024 sets out Medway’s early help offer and it covers a period of three years; with the current proposal to hold a launch event in July 2021 and facilitate a 6-month workshop to assess the impact of the Strategy and to identify if the priorities are being driven, in December 2021.  The Early Help Partnership Board will be responsible for evidencing the quality, effectiveness, and impact of the Strategy.

 

The report was considered, initially, by the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9 June 2021. The comments of this Committee will be set out in an addendum report.

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10.

Medway Parenting Support Strategy pdf icon PDF 202 KB

The Medway Parenting Support Strategy sets out a clear vision to work in partnership with parents and carers to continue to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and families across Medway.  The Strategy has been developed and co-produced with parents, carers and partner organisations across Medway.  It gives a broad overview of what we aim to achieve in Medway over the next ten years, based on consultations, national and local policy and national directives. 

 

This Strategy supports and will sit alongside the Medway Children’s Services Action Plan, the proposed Medway Early Help Strategy and other key local strategy and policy documents.

 

The Strategy will run for a ten-year period, with regular points of review throughout that time, and contains outcomes that will be measured over the short, medium and long terms.  The Strategy and ongoing engagement with stakeholders will form a basis from which we can improve the culture around supporting parents within Medway, by building on universal services and advice, and by strengthening systems of support when needs escalate.  

 

The report was considered, initially, by the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9 June 2021. The comments of this Committee will be set out in an addendum report.

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11.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 217 KB

The report advises the Board of the forward work programme for discussion in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives the Board an opportunity to shape and direct the Board’s activities.

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