Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6YB
Contact: Geraint Thomas
Senior Business Support Officer - Democratic Services
Welcome & apologies / Croeso ac y mddiheuriadau
1.1 Apologies were received from Councillors Mike Jeremiah, Fay
Jones, Sue Malson and Rose Seabourne.
Declarations of interest / Datganiadau o fudd
2.1 Councillor Crick declared a personal interest in agenda item 5
as she was a County Borough Councillor for Croesyceiliog South, a
member of Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and a
2.2 Councillor Janet Jones declared a personal interest in agenda
item 5 as she was a County Borough Councillor for Blaenavon, a
former member of Blaenavon Town Council and a Blaenavon
2.3 Councillor Rapier
declared a personal interest in agenda item 5 as she was a student
nurse with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Minutes 30/1/20 / Cofnodion 30/1/20 PDF 403 KB
3.1 Councillor Constance confirmed that he had given apologies for
absence for the previous meeting; however they had not been
forwarded on to the Chair or appropriate officers.
3.2 Regarding paragraph 5.4, the Chair sought an update regarding
the funding of £616,000 required from Welsh Government (WG)
in order to implement the new in-house model regarding domiciliary
3.3 Regarding paragraph 5.7, the Chair sought clarification as to
whether the Local Authority (LA) intended to match the Welsh
average for carers’ pay, as it had been stated during the
previous meeting that the LA would be unable to match the UK
3.4 The minutes of the meeting held on 30th January 2020
were confirmed as an accurate record.
Action sheet / Taflen weithredu PDF 103 KB
4.1 The Committee noted the action sheet.
Integrated Well-being Networks - Is Torfaen Well Placed to Support Community Well-being? / Rhwydweithiau Lles Integredig - A yw Torfaen Mewn Sefyllfa Dda i Gefnogi Lles Cymunedol? PDF 401 KB
5.1 The Chair welcomed the TSDL and the three invitees to the
5.2 Following Members’ questions and comments, the TSDL made
the following main points:
was hoped that the programme would be rolled out across the whole
of Gwent; however the emphasis was currently on getting the model
right and learning along the way. She hoped to expand the programme
into Abersychan, Thornhill and Fairwater next; however this was
dependent upon capacity.
- Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon had been chosen as one of the two
initial areas for the programme due to age factors, which were
highlighted by the Torfaen Integration Plan.
lack of longer term stability around funding was frustrating;
however the intention was to imbed foundations that could be built
upon should funding cease to exist in the future. She added that
her role should not be required in the very long term.
lack of longer term stability around funding was one of the reasons
why the programme had not been expanded into other areas yet, as
she did not want to spread the funding too thinly.
programme was funded exclusively by WG; however the Healthier
Blaenavon role was being led by the Public Services Board (PSB),
with £20,000 being funded by Torfaen County Borough Council
and £10,000 being funded by Blaenavon Town
- Monmouthshire’s approach was different to the rest of
Gwent as their model of integration was based on community hubs
that were led by Social Care. She added that Monmouthshire County
Council had led the way in this area and that funding had enhanced
what they were already doing.
was planned that the Compassionate Communities programme would come
to Torfaen; however no timeframe had been set. She was concerned
that Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly would be at least a year ahead of
Torfaen in respect of this, once it came to Torfaen.
- Partners were encouraged to work together as and when the
potential for duplication arose.
- Discussions were taking place around the potential need for a
Hub Manager; however no formal proposals or funding were in place.
She added that MP looked after the premises in Blaenavon and
Torfaen Customer Care were picking up the co-ordination of outreach
services; however this needed further exploration.
- Torfaen Customer Care had been critical to the programme, they
had capacity to co-ordinate outreach services and had been
proactive at looking holistically at the programme. Senior managers
within Torfaen Customer Care were currently working on the
structure of the team in order to pick up some of the work being
done by the TSDL.
previous model for the Social Prescriber role had not been
appropriate; however the role was required and in the future it
would be exclusively funded by the Neighbourhood Care Networks. One
of the main lessons that had been learnt regarding the previous
model was that the officer never got to witness the positive
outcomes and this had the potential to impact upon staff
- Hubs included any building within the community ...
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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
the Implementation of the Local Housing Strategy – 2019/20
Date of next meeting 30/4/20 / Dyddiad y cyfarfod nesaf 30/4/20
7.1 The date of the next meeting was noted.
The meeting ended at 3.20pm.