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Contact: Rachel Beale
Senior Business Support Officer - Democratic Services
Welcome & Apologies / Croeso ac Ymddiheuriadau
1.1 Apologies were
received from Councillor Peter Jones.
Declarations of Interest / Datganiadau o Fuddiant
2.1 There were no
Minutes / Cofnodion PDF 453 KB
The minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2018 were confirmed
as an accurate record of the meeting.
Action Sheet / Taflen Weithredu PDF 98 KB
4.1 Members noted the
content of the action sheet.
Public Services Board Progress Report on PSB Development and Improving Health and Ageing Well Through a Place Based Approach / Adroddiad Cynnydd Bwrdd Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus ar Ddatblygu'r BGC a Gwella Iechyd a Heneiddio'n Dda trwy gyfrwng Dull Seiliedig ar Le PDF 452 KB
5.1 The Head of Public Services Support Unit (PSSU) thanked partners
of the Public Service Board (PSB) for attending the meeting and
gave an overview of the work that the PSB had been recently
carrying out commenting on the following:
PSB Scrutiny Committee previously held two meetings to scrutinise
the PSB Draft Well-Being Plan for Torfaen.
Well-Being Plan has seven objectives which were developed from a
well-being assessment undertaken and work carried out through the
PSB Executive Group and the Officers Support Group.
final plan went through the PSB scrutiny committee and was signed
off by all the partners involved.
PSB Well-Being Plan was a young, developing plan which highlighted
what was going to be achieved in the short, medium and long
plan put great emphasis on partnership working, however work on the
partnership approach was still ongoing as all partners had
different governance structures and were restricted by different
report presented to committee was an update report and in May 2019
the committee would receive the PSB’s Well-Being report for
2018-19, a progress report on the work carried out by PSB in the
PSB were focused on working in a different
way than the Local Service Board (LSB) had previously worked
and there was a huge commitment to
5.2 Members asked Invitees and Officers a series of questions and
the following responses were given:
- The PSB Graduate, Dr
Beeckman would be working on a number of themes over the next two
years which included culture and partnership behaviour,
collaboration/integration/transformation, place based working and
- The PSB had been
formed for a couple of years, however so far the focus has been on
meeting the statutory deadlines set by Welsh Government to develop
a Well-being Assessment and Well-being Plan which overtook the time
available to develop the PSB.
- There was a high
level of demand placed on Public Services and without implementing
change services would become unsustainable. The PSB had started to
explore the best ways to change practice and were looking at how to
help people navigate the complexities of Public Services by
bringing services together in order to reduce demand in the future.
The PSB agreed to look at the Place Based Working approach to
identify how Public Services could co-ordinate and navigate
together to provide services effectively.
- It was important as a
starting point to focus on the Culture and Partnership behaviour in
order to achieve the right outcomes. Over the last few months the
PSB have had the same partners attending the meetings which helped
to build relationships, the partners then reported feedback from
the meetings to their organisations.
- It was important to
progress in an order when bringing organisations together as each
organisation had their own pressures.
Firstly it was focusing on how to collaborate effectively, which
the PSB had already discussed and held workshops on and then
looking at what behaviours to expect from the organisations. The
PSB had been ...
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