Safeguarding report, reablement services and update on Care Act on agenda at select committee

Among the topics being discussed at a select committee is the work to safeguard vulnerable adults.

 
Last updated:
4 January 2017

Work to safeguard vulnerable adults is on the agenda at a select committee meeting on Wednesday 18 January.

West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (HASC) will hear about recent work carried out by West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board and will consider the board’s annual report.

The meeting is at 10.30am at County Hall in Chichester.

The select committee will also scrutinise council plans to reprocure its reablement services following an agreed ‘call-in’ of the decision last month. Reablement services help people back on their feet after a stay in hospital or period of illness.

The meeting will consider how the Care Act has been implemented by West Sussex County Council. The Care Act was introduced in 2015. It was intended to make care and support more consistent across the country and to put people more in control of the decisions surrounding their care. The select committee will review whether the County Council has met its duties as set out by the Care Act, its impact and resource implications.

Chairman of the Committee Bryan Turner said: “These are important topics which have a real impact on people’s lives. It is important that we can scrutinise the work going on to make sure that people in West Sussex are getting the best service.”

More information about the West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee is available here.

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