Venue: Room 10
Contact: Mrs KM Howard
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for Absence were received from John
Quick, Sarah O’Brien, Guy Keen,
* Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020, be approved and signed.
Declarations of Interest
No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.
Councillor Bell gave a verbal report on Community Safety Governance.
A Community Safety Partnership (CSP) was a legal requirement of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998, which placed a joint responsibility upon specific agencies to work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people to feel safer.
In St. Helens, the
strengthening of partnership arrangements saw the formation of
The proposed governance
structure of the CSP was presented to the Board and advised that it
would mirror that of the current arrangements on the St Helens
Cares governance structure. This would allow for a separate
specific function that would feed into the People’s Board and
enable an operational oversight of CSP functions by the Safer
The Safer St Helens Executive
Board would be chaired by the Cabinet Member for Community Safety
with the composition of the Board to be made up from the five
responsible authorities and other nominated senior representative
from the services. The Board was advised that the terms of
reference for the St Helens Executive Board are sub groups were
currently being devised.
Sub-Group; establishment of this
Sub-Group was a recommendation from the new St Helens Domestic
St Helens Tactical Action
Group; a focus group who’s focus
could flex to address emerging risks;
Making Every Adult Matter
established to provide a locality assets-based approach to
· PREVENT; and
· Youth Justice Board; already established Forum.
It was proposed that, subject to agreement from the Peoples Board, the structure would be established in May 2020. Feedback from the Board members on the proposed governance arrangements was encouraged by Councillor Bell.
(2) the proposed CSP governance structure be agreed; and
(2) the CSP Structure be circulated to the Board.
Councillor Bell here left the meeting.
At meeting of Council held on 15 January 2020, a
motion in relation to suicide prevention was approved at Council.
Councillor Burns presented the report and his Motion on Suicide
Prevention to the Board.
It was noted that the reasons
behind suicides were complex and very rarely a single risk factor.
The Mental Health Foundation split the risk factors into four
aspects; Societal, Community, Relationship and Individual.
The Motion submitted by Councillor Burns was appended to the report at Appendix 1 for the Board’s information.
the report be noted;
(2) the Board
support the Motion on Suicide which went to Council on
(3) all Partners of the Board promote as a minimum the 20-minute Zero Suicide Alliance Training to staff and members of the public.
Councillor Burns here left the meeting.
Director of Public Health, Sue Forster presented the report on
Cheshire and Merseyside Working Together as a Marmot Community:
Strengthening System Leadership for Population Health and Reducing
Health and Wellbeing Inequalities.
Board was advised that being part of the Marmot Network would
provide Cheshire and Merseyside with the opportunity to work with
international experts to accelerate action on the social
determinants of health and to learn from other areas in England and
internationally about the most effective ways to take action within the region.
(2) the Board support the proposal of Cheshire and Merseyside becoming a Marmot Community.
Director Policy and Change, Sarah Bullock and the Chief Executive
Halton and St Helens VCA, Sally Yeoman
presented the report on Consultation on the Voluntary Sector
the development of a new strategy for the voluntary, community, faith and social
enterprise sector to cover the period 2020-2025.
aims to achieve;
· A thriving and sustainable sector with the capacity to support and grow communities;
· Greater levels of collaboration;
· Higher levels of non-public sector funding; and
Celebration of local
strategy was being developed across the following four
1. Collaboration and Partnerships;
2. Communications and access to Community Resources;
3. Strengthening Communities; and
4. Volunteering and Peer roles.
Board was informed that the strategy was being produced by the St
Helens Voluntary Sector Forum who were developing both the
strategy, and an accompanying action plan.
As part of the presentation a video entitled ‘VCSE Connect - Let's Consider... (St Helens)’ was screened to the Board.
The Board discussed the report and observed that the statutory services should do more to harness the power of the Voluntary Sector, the support it could offer and particularly the demographic of people it could access that statutory services may struggle to engage with and reach. It was noted that changes may only come through challenging traditional working practices.
The Board queried if a mapping exercise to develop a directory had been undertaken to identify what third sector services were on offer in the Borough and if consideration had been given to ensuring that young people, who might not be ready for employment, were able to access the opportunities from volunteering.
The Board was advised that it was the
VCA’s role to collate a directory
of services but noted that the need to have a dedicated resource
and that there was work to be undertaken
through an infrastructure to ensure this information was current
and able to be shared through a universal St Helens
the report be noted; and
(2) the Board consider the emerging themes of the new voluntary sector strategy and provide feedback to the Assistant Director Policy and Change or the Chief Executive Halton and St Helens VCA by Friday, 3 April 2020.
Director of Commissioning Julie Ashurst presented the report on Children and Families Community Hub.
In late 2018, NHS St Helens CCG was successful in a bid with partner organisations submitted to the Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Partnership to open a community hub for women’s and children’s services, as part of a pilot for their national early adopter programme.
Following the successful bid and approval of funding for the project, work began to optimise the use of underutilised space at Lowe House to working with a range of services to further develop the concept and to help to bring the hub to fruition.
The Board was
advised the project had received considerable financial support
from Renova and Community Health
Partnerships with strategic involvement from the Strategic Estates
Group. Staff from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS
Trust (STHK; paediatrics, maternity and
ultrasound services), along with children’s health services
from North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust had all been
involved in defining the service offer.
The Hub based at Lowe House would provide a permanent base for the community midwifery team and allow for a full community service to be delivered including the following services:
· All ‘booking in’ appointments (first appointment) for St Helens women from the north, central and south localities will be at the hub;
· Ultrasound clinics; Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm and an evening clinic;
· Stop smoking, weight management, perinatal mental health support, infant feeding sessions;
· 0-19 Healthy Child programme; and
With a Paediatric service to include:
· Consultant outpatient appointments;
· GP with an extended role in Paediatrics;
· Paediatric phlebotomy; and
· Children and adolescent mental health services (CAHMS) and Barnardo’s.
timetable for paediatric services provision was scheduled to
commence in April 2020 followed by the maternity and ultrasound
provision in September 2020 after the substantial building
reconfiguration work had been completed.
The Board was advised that the parking options
were currently being examined.
* Resolved that the report be noted.
Deputy Director Peoples Services, St Helens Council presented the report on St Helens Cares which updated the Board on the progress made towards implementing the People’s Plan and developing the St Helens Cares programme for 2020/21.
The People’s Board approved the draft of the People’s Plan 2020-24 at their meeting on 22January 2020. It was reported that an outcome framework had been established, targets and trajectories were being developed for each of the four themes of:
· Starting Well;
· Living Well;
· Ageing Well; and
The St Helens People’s Plan fed into the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Strategy. The launch of the Cheshire and Merseyside Strategy had been delayed until April 2020 to follow the submission of NHS Operational Plans. The Board was advised that the St Helens People’s Plan would be launched in a similar timeframe.
In relation to the
St Helens Care Programme, the St Helens Cares Executive Board
would be holding a workshop in April to review how
we meet the priorities for 2020/21.
· Provider Board; and
· Localities Steering Group.
The Provider Board had four workstreams; COPD, Frailty, Adult Mental Health and Children’s Mental Health the Localities Steering Group also had four workstreams; Locality Hub, Strengthening Communities, Contact Cares and Integrated Teams/MDTs.
* Resolved that the update report be noted.
The Director of
Public Health presented the report on the People’s Plan
The Plan for 2017-2020 identified five key priorities: the development of St. Helens Cares, self-harm and suicide and injury undetermined, falls, alcohol harm and Community Safety Hubs.
The report summarised the work in each of the five key priority areas highlighting what had gone well and what needed further work. The appendices attached to the report provided more detailed updates for each of the priority areas for the Boards information.
report noted that although
there were reductions in most of the main statistics, the issues
were still a considerable cost and demand to the system and
· the current priorities for the People’s Plan continue to be monitored through the Outcomes Framework;
· Suicide and Self Harm priority would be embedded into Children’s Resilience and Confidence and Adult Mental Health
· Alcohol is an issue for both Community Safety and Health and Social Care, the remit should expand to cover substance misuse and links strengthened with community safety and maintained with St. Helens Cares; and
· Falls priority be refreshed under the current plans and reported to St. Helens Cares Executive.
the report be noted; and
(2) the recommendations as outlined in the report be approved.
Date of Next Meeting
Wednesday 3 June 2020 at 2.30pm in Room 10, Town Hall
Wednesday, 3 June 2020 at 2.30pm in Room 10, Town Hall.