Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Inquiry Panel - Combating Loneliness in Southampton
Thursday, 8th September, 2016 5.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 3 - Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

To elect the Chair and Vice Chair for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)  Councillor Furnell be elected as Chair for the Municipal Year 2016/17; and

(ii)  Councillor Coombs be elected as Vice-Chair for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

 

2.

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.

Minutes:

It was noted that due to a late change in membership, the Agenda identified that Councillor Whitbread was a member of the Panel instead of Councillor Furnell who was duly appointed at the meeting. 

3.

Inquiry Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance inviting the Panel to note the terms of reference and to amend and approve a final version of the outline inquiry project plan, attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance setting out the terms of reference and the project plan for the Inquiry. 

 

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)  that the terms of reference as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be noted; and

(ii)  that the outline inquiry project plan as set out in the terms of reference be approved. 

 

4.

Introduction to the Inquiry pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance introducing the invited guests for the inaugural meeting of the scrutiny inquiry, attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance setting out the introduction to the review on Combating Loneliness in Southampton. 

 

RESOLVED that the following comments, from the Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living, the Interim Chief Executive of the Campaign to End Loneliness, and Southampton City Integrated Commissioning Unit be noted and used as evidence in the review:

 

 

Councillor Shields – Cabinet Member for Health and Sustainable Living

 

Councillor Shields welcomed the inquiry recognising that loneliness presents a significant health risk that impacts on all ages, even in urban areas where issues such as poverty, new communities and transient housing exacerbate the problem.  The inquiry represents an opportunity to make a real difference in Southampton.

 

Marcus Rand – Interim Chief Executive, Campaign to End Loneliness

 

Powerpoint presentation giving a broad overview of the prevalence and impact of loneliness, and good practice being employed to tackle loneliness.  The framework developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness that highlights the full range of interventions needed from stakeholders across the community to support older people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, loneliness was also introduced. Presentation published as background documents for Members.

 

Adrian Littlemore – Senior Commissioner, Integrated Commissioning Unit

 

Powerpoint presentation delivered providing an overview of the work being undertaken in Southampton to combat loneliness.  Better Care had been a catalyst for change through focussing on early intervention and support to prevent health issues, and increasing emphasis on self-management and independence. Presentation published as background documents for Members.