Agenda and minutes

Special, Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 5.00 pm

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Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.


The Committee noted the apologies of Councillors Fuller and Hannides.  The Committee also noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillors Fuller and Hannides from the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, the Service Director, Legal and Governance, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillors P Baillie and White to replace them for the purposes of this meeting. 


Call-In of Executive Decision CAB 17/18 19659 - Future of the Kentish Road Respite Service pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Service Lead - Legal and Governance detailing the Call-in of Executive Decision CAB 17/18 19659 - The Future of the Kentish Road Respite Service.

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The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the call-in of Executive Decision CAB 17/18 19659 – Future of the Kentish Road Respite Service. 


Alex Isles (MENCAP), Clare Mar-Molinero, Dan Mar-Molinero, Amanda Guest, Lisa Stead and other carers, parents and other interested parties were present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.


RESOLVED that Cabinet reconsider the called in decision at the next decision meeting. 


The following points were made to be addressed by Cabinet if, at the meeting on 30th November 2017, Cabinet confirm the decision taken on 14th November 2017:


(a)  That Cabinet agrees to keep Kentish Road Respite Service open whilst it undertakes a wide ranging procurement exercise for the existing site.   The Cabinet then has the opportunity to move the service to the smaller annex (known as 32b) dependent upon the occupancy levels and demand following the operation of the site by the chosen provider.  In addition, Cabinet works with providers to mitigate risks associated with this exercise. 

(b)  That effective and proactive transition plans are put in place immediately and resourced appropriately. 

(c)  That a detailed protocol was developed detailing the range of services to be provided at Weston Court and how usage was to be prioritised.

(d)  That Cabinet reviews the processes that have been followed relating to the Kentish Road Respite Service decision and identifies any lessons that need to be learnt for any future decisions of this nature.