Agenda item

2018/19 Quarter 2 Wirral Plan and Health and Care Performance


Graham Hodkinson, Director for Health & Care (DASS) introduced his report that provided the 2018/19 Quarter 2 (July – September 2018) performance report for the Wirral Plan pledges under the remit of the Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The report provided an overview of the progress in Quarter 2 and available data in relation to a range of outcome indicators and supporting measures.


The report also included further performance information that had been requested by Members to enable effective scrutiny. The Adult Social Care and Health Performance Overview was included as Appendix 2 to the report and had been developed following Member feedback to include key performance data across the health and social care service.


Mr Hodkinson’s report informed of a number of key points, namely:


·  The employment rate for people over 50 had reached its highest rate since the plan began (40.6%). Work continued to explore ways to promote employment opportunities in later life.


·  The Heswall Door Knock had taken place in August resulting in 263 people signposted to an activity by a Community Connector.


·  The Employment rate aged 16-64 - Equality Act core or Work Limiting Disabled measure had increased again to 48.8% up from 47.5% last quarter. This was an increase from 37.5% at the start of the plan. Wirral was closing the gap on the North West (50.4%) and National average (53.7%) which both remained static this quarter.


·  The proportion of people who were feeling supported to manage their condition had reduced to 60.1% for the period January 2018 - March 2018 from 67.2% the previous year. This reduction reflected the pattern across the rest of the country. The All Age Disability Steering Group was further developing networks to enable third sector, supported housing and statutory organisations to feedback enabling the group to act on a wider range of service user inputs in the future.


·  Ensuring people with disabilities had stable and appropriate accommodation improved their safety, increases their independence and reduced their risk of social exclusion. The Q2 figure of 83.5% had increased from last quarter but was lower than the latest North West average. There had been an increase in Extra Care schemes throughout the borough, which aimed to increase the number of adults with a learning disability who live in stable and appropriate accommodation.


·  In Quarter 2 there had been a decrease in domestic abuse cases referred to the Family Safety Unit; 258 cases, compared to 276 in the previous Quarter. The percentage of referrals judged to have met the high-risk threshold had increased. The number of cases dealt with by the MARAC and repeat MARAC cases had increased, and Wirral MARAC case rates were higher than similar force and national benchmarks.


Mr Hodkinson responded to a number of questions from Members seeking clarity on information gathering methods and variance between the presentation of statistical evidence in regard to domestic violence occurrence. Mr Hodkinson informed that he would seek clarification on these matters for future reporting.


Resolved – That the report be noted.

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