At its meeting on 30th June 2021 the Executive considered a report on the Council’s Transformation Programme, and referred the report to all PDS Committees and the General Purposes and Licensing Committee.
The Chairman reported that later in the year the Committee would receive a Portfolio specific update on Transformation.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.
Having declared an interest, Councillor Fawthrop left the meeting during consideration of this item.
At its meeting on 30th June 2021 the Executive considered a report on the Council’s Transformation Programme and referred the report to all PDS Committees and General Purposes and Licensing Committee. The report had already been considered by the Executive, Resources and Contracts PDS Committee at its meeting on 23rd June 2021.
The Assistant Director for Strategy, Performance and Corporate Transformation noted that the report outlined what had been achieved during the first two years of the Transformation Programme and the successes within the Adult Social Care Directorate during the pandemic, as well as setting out key projects for the future.
A Member highlighted that one of the key emerging priorities over the next two years was the Adult Social Care digitalisation agenda and asked for further information relating to this. The Director of Adult Social Care advised that a small amount of assisted technology was provided, such as via the CareLink system, however it was considered that there were opportunities to do more to support people in ways that were less intrusive. Lots of time and money was spent in relation to overnight monitoring and the Directorate was scoping a piece of digital technology work that would allow people to live more independently. This would not reduce the amount of time that was spent with patients but would instead add value and support. Further updates regarding this work would be provided to the Committee at future meetings.
In response to a question, the Assistant Director for Strategy, Performance and Corporate Transformation advised that combined records had greatly assisted quality of care planning. The Local Authority had invested in Liquidlogic software, which was due to “go live” in November 2021 and would provide the ability for the further sharing of information and would assist in the understanding of trends and future needs.
A Member said she was particularly pleased to see that key priorities included regular review of adult social care cases to ensure that people were supported to live independently and working with self-funders to develop programme guides and improved advice, information, and guidance. Both of these elements were what the community had been asking for, and thanks were extended to the Director of Adult Social Care, and her staff, for listening, and developing these programmes.
RESOLVED that the progress with the Transformation Programme be noted.
Councillor Fawthrop returned to the meeting following consideration of this item.
At its meeting on 30th June 2021 the Executive considered a report on the Council’s Transformation Programme and referred the report to all PDS Committees and General Purposes and Licensing Committee.
Members noted that the key areas of transformation within the Portfolio had been housing supply and the transformation of Property Services. Other areas for transformation were being actively reviewed and a portfolio specific report would be presented to a future meeting.
RESOLVED: That progress with the Transformation Programme be noted.