Consideration was to given to the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 30th January, 2019.
Minute No. 41 (Developing a Rotherham Healthy Weight for All Plan):-
“Obesity levels are much higher in our most deprived communities: the three most deprived wards (Rotherham Ease, Rotherham West and Valley) have some of the highest rates for obese children at Reception and Year 6 - Councillor Keenan asked what input had been sought or would be sought from local Councillors embedded in those communities to look at best practice and what resources were they giving to those Councillors to challenge and work? She knew there were individual pockets of good work going on with Rotherham United, healthy eating cafes and things like that and she would like to know where that was going. As one of those Councillors she was concerned it had been put out there without anyone speaking to us?
“Explore opportunities in the work place to promote physical activity such as stair challenges, walking/running groups, moving more often during the working day (linked to Healthy Workplace Award)” - Councillor Keenan asked what opportunities have been put in place for RMBC staff? It was all well and good having that but if we do not have opportunities at Riverside and indeed here (i.e. Town Hall) and including for the Councillors to take on board this exercise plan?
“Schools Meals Service provided approximately 1500 school meals and had a Food for Life Bronze award. Work in this area would hit a cohort from the age of 4 years upwards.” – Councillor Jarvis stated some children did not pay and some did pay what amounted to quite a lot in a week. This service costs schools money as they subsidised the price with people charged less than the full price, which meant the money came out of their teaching and learning budget. So we cannot be complacent and need to see what we can do about the price of school meals as in deprived areas just because children do not qualify for free school meals does not mean it has been solved.
Minute No. 44 (Rotherham Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm Action Plan):-
“After a small decrease … Rotherham was significantly higher than England and ranked as the second highest compared to 15 CIPFA nearest neighbour LAs” - Councillor Ellis asked would it be timely to have this back to the Commission as this was an issue the Commission had been interested in over time?
Janet Spurling, Scrutiny Adviser, confirmed that it was hoped to arrange a multi-agency workshop session for the Select Commission in April with all partners.
Resolved:- (1) That the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 30th January, 2019, be noted.
(2) That the issues raised above be referred to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health and the relevant officers for responses.
Consideration was given to the submission minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 21st November, 2018.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 21st November, 2018, be noted.
Consideration was given to the submitted minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 19th September, 2018.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 19th September, 2018, be noted.
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No issues had been raised by the Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health
Minutes of meeting held on 11th July, 2018
Consideration was given to the submitted minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 11th July, 2018.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 11th July, 2018, be noted.
Arising from Minute No. 3 (Questions from Members of the Public and Press), it was clarified that the original application for a Judicial Review had been for the Hyper Acute Stroke Services which was rejected as it was also on appeal.
Consideration was given to the submitted minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 14th March and 16th May, 2018.
Reference was made to consultation on the proposals for the Children’s Ward at Rotherham and for a regular update to be provided to the Health Select Commission.
The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health confirmed his concerns about the consultation with Councils and the need for more detail arising from the review.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 14th March and 16th May, 2018, be noted.