GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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ITEM 1      APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE.................................. 2

ITEM 2      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST....................................................... 2

ITEM 3      DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS.......................... 3

ITEM 4      MULLION CREEK AFTER SCHOOL CARE ACCREDITATION.. 3

ITEM 5      BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING........................................ 4   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow tendering of apologies for Councillors not present.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS LEAVE OF ABSENCE - 555626

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any apologies tendered be accepted and the necessary leave of absence be granted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for apologies is to be made.

 

 

ITEM 2 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare an interest in any items to be determined at this meeting.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS AND STAFF DECLARATION OF INTEREST - 2014 - 555627

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Declarations of Interest be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of Interest.

 

 

ITEM 3 - DECLARATIONS FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To allow an opportunity for Councillors to declare any Political Donations received.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\COUNCIL - COUNCILLORS DECLARATION OF POLITICAL DONATIONS - 555628

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT any Political Donations be noted.

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

A call for Declarations of any Political Donations.

 

 

ITEM 4 - MULLION CREEK AFTER SCHOOL CARE ACCREDITATION

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Mullion Creek After School Care has passed its accreditation inspection

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.1.1.a - Services reviewed and reported on half yearly

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\MULLION CREEK AFTER SCHOOL CARE - 561331

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT the Supervisor of the After School Care Service at Mullion Creek be congratulated on passing all areas of the National Quality Framework.

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Child Care services in NSW are subject to accreditation through the Department of Family and Community Services and are required to meet service standards in 7 Quality Areas set by the National Quality Framework Assessment and Rating for Childcare Services.

 

These are Educational Program and Practice, Children’s Health and Safety, Physical Environment, Staffing Arrangements, Relationships with Children, Collaborative arrangements with Families and Communities, and Leadership and Service Management.

 

The service at Mullion Creek was visited over three days in April 2014 and the results have been forwarded to Council.  The service at Mullion Creek was found to have met or exceeded the standards in each of the quality areas.

 

Many services fail to meet the standard for all quality areas and are required to take action to address this. In this context it is very pleasing that the Mullion Creek Service has passed at a high level.

 

ITEM 5 - BUSINESS PAPER ITEMS FOR NOTING

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Provides an opportunity for Councillors to call items for noting for discussion and recommends remainder to be noted.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

 4.5.1.g - Code of Meeting Practice adopted and implemented.

Annexures

Nil   

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\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNANCE\COUNCIL MEETINGS\PROCEDURES - 555629

 

 

Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   Councillors call any items they wish to further consider.

2.   The balance of the items be noted.

 

 

General Manager's REPORT

 

In the second part of the Committee Business Paper are items included for the Committee’s information.

 

In accordance with Council’s format for the Business Paper, Councillors wishing to discuss any item are requested to call that item.

   


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ON MATTERS FOR NOTATION SUBMITTED TO THE Community Services Committee Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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ITEM 1      REPLY TO COUNCIL'S SUBMISSION ON HEALTH SERVICES CANOWINDRA ................................................................................................................... 1

ITEM 2      HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE REPORT..................................... 1  

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

ANNEXURE 1.1    Parliamentary Secretarys response to submission staffing changes Canowindra Hospital......... 4

ANNEXURE 2.1    HACC DL Flyer NEW.......................................................... 5

ANNEXURE 2.2    HACC Services A4 to DL NEW...................................... 6 

 


 

 

ITEM 1 - REPLY TO COUNCIL'S SUBMISSION ON HEALTH SERVICES CANOWINDRA

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Council has received a reply to its submission on reduction of nursing staff at Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.2.3.b - Advocate on behalf of health services in Cabonne as identified

Annexures

1.  Parliamentary Secretarys response to submission staffing changes Canowindra Hospital    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\GOVERNMENT RELATIONS\LOCAL AND REGIONAL LIAISON\GREATER WESTERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE - GWAHS - 562034

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Council has received a reply from the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health to its submission on the reduction of nursing staff at Canowindra Hospital.

 

The Secretary has advised that the reductions took place as part of a review of staffing across all sites to ensure the sustainability of health facilities across the district and that all permanent front line clinical staff will retain their employment.

 

Some nursing staff at Canowindra will be given the opportunity to be re-skilled for community nursing roles and new models of care will be explored to integrate services allowing the hospital nurses to better focus on the inpatients.

 

The Secretary has assured Council that any changes will not affect the safe delivery of patient care.

 

ITEM 2 - HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE REPORT

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

To update Council on its Home and Community Care Service

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

3.2.1.b - Facilitate retirement and aged care projects

Annexures

1.  HACC DL Flyer NEW

2.  HACC Services A4 to DL NEW    

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\COMMUNITY SERVICES\SERVICE PROVISION\HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE - NEIGHBOUR AID - 562342

 

Community Services Manager's REPORT

 

Commonwealth Home Support Program

 

From 1 July 2015 the existing Commonwealth HACC Program will be combined with other programs such as the National Respite for Carers program, the Day Therapy Centre program and the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Program, to create the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). 

 

The idea of this being that the consolidation will create a nationally consistent programme with one set of eligibility criteria, which will continue to provide older Australians and their carers with basic maintenance, care support and respite services which will enable them to remain in their own home and community for longer.

 

In May 2014 the Department of Social Services released a discussion paper on the key directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

 

The main points to come out of this paper were:

 

·    There will no funding for under 65’s, this lies with the State Government;

·    Service providers will be funded based on both individualised funding and block funding from 1 July 2015;

·    A nationally consistent fees policy will be introduced from 1 July 2015;

·    An identifiable entry point to the aged care system via My Aged Care: all potential service users will contact My Aged Care and if they meet eligibility criteria for the service they will then be referred on to Council;

 

The discussion paper is available at http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/ageing-and-aged-care/aged-care-reform/reforms-by-topic/commonwealth-home-support-programme

 

Strategic Planning Day

 

Council’s strategic planning day was held on 18 June 2014 at the Manildra Bowling Club. Kinga Macpherson, Volunteer Trainer with Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre assisted with the facilitation of the planning day. From the planning day, a Strategic Plan will be developed for 2014-2015. Once this is developed it will go before the Joint Committee Meeting for their approval and then the Community Services Committee for approval.

 

HACC Promotion

 

With the transition funding which was received in 2013 HACC has done some promotional material with Westlink Print at Orange. The development of new brochures has been ongoing; the new DL flyer and HACC brochure has been approved for printing by the Joint Committee. Both of these are attached for the Community Services Committee to view.

 

HACC has also put an ad in the Molong Show Program Schedule. HACC will also be putting ads in all the local newspapers to promote the services.

 

Community Grants

 

The NSW Government is conducting a Community Building Partnership program to build or upgrade community infrastructure for the benefit of local communities. HACC will be applying for a grant to enable the establishment of a walk-in freezer room at the HACC office for the meals on wheels storage. The applications close on the 18 July 2014.

  


Item 1 Community Services Committee Meeting 1 July 2014

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Item 2 Community Services Committee Meeting 1 July 2014

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