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Council Plan 2022-23 Mid-Year Performance Reporting

Meeting: 19/01/2023 - Social & Health Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Item 43)

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(a)      That the Committee noted the levels of progress and confidence in the achievement of the priorities as at mid-year within the 2022/23 Council Plan;


(b)      That the Committee endorsed and supported the overall performance against 2022/23 Council Plan performance indicators as at mid-year;


(c)       That the Committee was assured by the explanations given for those areas of underperformance; and


(d)      That the Committee was reassured in areas where we are outperforming.


The Senior Manager (Children and Workforce)introduced the Mid-year Performance report for the Council Plan and explained that the report provided analysis for the whole Council Plan and not just the Social Services portfolio, indicating progress within the organisation on actions and measures.  This report identified the measures that were off track and categorised as red, of which there were none for this portfolio.  He highlighted some of the main points within the report which came under the five areas this portfolio contributed to:-


·         Independent Living

·         Safeguarding

·         Support for People to Live at Home

·         Local Dementia Strategy

·         Well Connected, Safe and Clean Local Environment 2022/23


In response to a question raised by the Chair, the Senior Manager for Adults advised that people who identified themselves as needing equipment in the home should contact the single point of contact team and that following assessment, small items of equipment would be provided quickly by the Community Equipment Store.  Anything that involved adapting homes would take longer.


In response to issues raised by Councillor Ellis concerning equipment and care, the Senior Manager for Adults responded by saying that the waiting list for packages of care had reduced considerably in the last few weeks.  People in more rural areas were waiting a number of weeks as well as people who needed carers multiple times a day.  With support from the Brokerage Team and their relationship with Domiciliary Care providers, they had been looking at ways to recruiting carers into those agencies who were able to provide it directly.  The number of hours of people who were waiting for care had reduced by 400 hours over the last couple of weeks, with possibly a further 150 hours could be offered to people in the Community.  Currently there was nobody at the Countess of Chester Hospital waiting for a package of care due to the increase of hours.


She added that the length of response and assessment from OT was not years as someone had indicated: the longest wait which was categorised as a low priority was six months, which was a long time for the person waiting but the people categorised as high were being seen quickly.


Councillor Gladys Healy asked how many people were waiting for a package of Care from Wrexham Maelor Hospital who had to come into the Community Hospitals.  The Senior Manager for Adults confirmed that they do use the Community Hospitals to discharge people from the Maelor and the Senior Manager - Safeguarding and Commissioning confirmed that three people were currently waiting for a package of care.


The Senior Manager for Adults reassured Members that people would not be discharged from hospital if it was unsafe within Wales she was aware that in England that people were being moved to hotels before a package of care was found.


The recommendations in the report were moved by Councillor Mackie and seconded by Councillor Gladys Healey.




(a)      That the Committee noted the levels of progress and confidence in the achievement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43