Agenda and draft minutes

Thanet Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Austen Room, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: James Clapson 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Remainder of 2018/19


    It was noted that the meeting was inquorate, therefore the Board was unable to appoint a Chair or Vice Chair for the remainder of the 2018/19 year.  Mr Hart proposed, Councillor Bayford seconded and the Board agreed that Dr Peshen would Chair the meeting on this occasion.


Apologies for Absence


Declaration of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 89 KB


Update on KCC Early Help and Children’s Social Care “Change for Children programme


    Ms McLaughlin, Chair of the Thanet Local Children’s Partnership, provided the Board with an update on the KCC Early Help and Children’s Social Care Change for Children programme.


    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    ·  The changes were intended to provide stronger governance throughout the system.

    ·  The Chair would be an elected Member.

    ·  The district manager’s role would be replaced by two roles. One of these roles would focus on intensive work, and the other one role would focus on open access work.

    ·  The number of units would reduce from five to three.  These units would be larger, and the overall number of delivery staff would remain unchanged.

    ·  Thanet would share a unit with Canterbury.

    ·  It was agreed that a letter should be written to highlight the Board’s concerns that the merger of units could dilute the service offered to Thanet residents. There also needed to be recognition that Thanet residents had different needs and challenges to Canterbury residents.


East Kent Health Improvement Partnership (EKHIP) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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    Ms Homer, Chief Executive, Thanet District Council, provided the board with an update on the work that had taken place to develop the East Kent Health Improvement Partnership (EKHIP).


    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    ·  This was an opportunity for the Board to give its view about the proposal.

    ·  West Kent had disbanded it’s Health and Wellbeing Board, and CCG and the NHS had moved to a regional East Kent structure.

    ·  A meeting took place in January 2019 to discuss establishment of an EKHIP that would have synergy with the East Kent CCG and NHS structure. 

    ·  There was no voluntary sector representation in the membership of the EKHIP.

    ·  A summit would take place to establish the future of the Board, it would establish the level of commitment from each partner organisation, membership, and the terms of reference.

    ·  Consideration should be given to moving the Board into a partnership as this would enable more flexibility over the terms of reference and role.

    ·  TDC would initially produce a list of invitees to the summit which would be sent to members of the Board for comment.  It should include a wide range of stakeholders.

    ·  MrTimson offered to share the Local Care Plan which could be used as a starting point.

    ·  It was agreed that a letter would be sent to KCC about how the Board wished to proceed.

    ·  The summit would be organised by TDC, and take place towards the end of May 2019, possibly on a Wednesday morning. Ms Homer and Dr Peshen would meet to discuss how this could be facilitated.