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Contact: Geraint Thomas
Senior Business Support Officer - Democratic Services
Welcome & apologies / Croeso ac y mddiheuriadau
1.1 Apologies were received from Councillor Sue Malson.
Declarations of interest \ Datganiadau o fudd
2.1 Councillor Emma Rapier declared a personal interest in agenda
item 5 as her mother was currently employed by ISS
Minutes 7/1/20 / Cofnodion 7/1/20 PDF 423 KB
3.1 Regarding Recommendation 3, the Chair queried whether previous
safeguarding training undertaken by members as part of their role
in external organisations were taken into account. The HoASH&C suggested that the recommendation could
be amended in order to incorporate this query.
3.2 The minutes of the meeting held on 7th January 2020
were confirmed as an accurate record.
Action sheet / Taflen weithredu PDF 102 KB
4.1 The Committee noted the action sheet.
Progress of Building the Platform of the Domiciliary Care Strategy / Cynnydd Adeiladu Sylfaen y Strategaeth Gofal Cartref PDF 745 KB
5.1 The HoTSP and the RS introduced
themselves and gave a brief introduction regarding their areas of
5.2 Following Members’ questions and comments, the
HoTSP made the following main
regional project covered the Greater Gwent area and followed the
health board footprint. He added that the Regional Partnership
Board did not have a legal status in its own right; however it was
able to create its own strategy.
workshop with domiciliary care providers had been held on 29
January 2020, where the views of providers confirmed the market
position statement that had previously be devised.
above workshop was attended by 25% of Greater Gwent’s
domiciliary care providers and the majority of them were in favour
of the new patch-based working model.
was very important to encourage new people into the workforce,
whilst retaining those in the existing depleting workforce. He
added that the issue was a national issue and required further
research and work; however he did confirm that a lot of the
workforce was nearing retirement age and that younger members of
staff did not tend to stay in the job for long.
- Across Greater Gwent, 82% of providers reported difficulty
around recruitment and retention, with the three main issues being
the lack of status of the role, rates of pay and the costs
associated to driving in between calls.
partnership with Coleg Gwent had been fruitful and the ‘Billy
the Superhero’ book had been used in primary schools to
promote working in the care sector.
‘We Care Wales’ national campaign would soon be
launching a television advert and using social media to promote the
work around ‘Magic Moments’ provided the opportunity to
celebrate the workforce, who often felt undervalued. On top of
this, the workshop above had proposed the idea of a celebration of
achievement event, which would be organised in due
- Local authorities were sharing information and learning from one
another regarding patch-based working, and as a result it was clear
that organisational development was required alongside the new
mixed picture existed across Greater Gwent in terms of internal
care providers, with Caerphilly having the largest team and Newport
not having an internal domiciliary care team at all.
5.3 The Chair thanked the HoTSP for his
contributions to the meeting and he left the meeting.
5.4 Following Members’ questions and comments, the
HoASH&C made the following main
- Current members of the domiciliary care workforce had made it
clear that rotas were a problem, in terms of their flexibility and
not being family-friendly; and as a result a survey in late 2020
would be conducted for further clarity. Family commitments and
retirement were key reasons for a lot of those people who had left
- Rotas and stability were needed, so allowing for flexibility
required a lot of thought in order to be fair across the workforce.
She added that trade unions would be engaged regarding the draft
survey and rotas. ...
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Item for next meeting / Eitem ar gyfer y cyfarfod nesaf
6.1 The CSO informed the Committee that they would be considering
Integrated Well-being Networks.
Date of next meeting 5/3/20 / Dyddiad y cyfarfod nesaf 5/3/20
7.1 The date of the next meeting was noted.
7.2 The meeting ended at 4.00pm.