Corporate Improvement Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 28th November, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, SL1 2EL. View directions

Contact: Manize Talukdar  07871 982 919


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Declarations of Interest

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary or other Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to the circumstances described in Section 9 and Appendix B of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

a.   Minutes of the meeting on the 24th October 2023

b.  Attendance record

c.  Action Tracker and Recommendations Register

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Verbal presentation:: Budget Setting and financial update

Verbal Update from the Portfolio Holder and Director of Finance on:


a.  The in-year position (High level, indicating areas of significant variance); and


b.  Progress on the budget setting process including deep dive into in-year pressures for Adults and Temporary Accommodation.


Report from the Task and Finish Group on the Preparedness of Adults Social Care for an assessment by the Care Quality Commission pdf icon PDF 108 KB

This is the report from a Scrutiny task group established at the beginning of September 2023.  Its role was to investigate the preparations, by Adult Social Care, for an assessment of its services by the Care Quality Commission.  An assessment is likely in the early part of 2024.

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Proposals for the Scope (terms of reference) for a Task and Finish Group on Resident engagement and Re-building trust pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The Committee will be asked to agree the scope of a task and finish group investigation into resident engagement and building trust.  It will also invite members to sign up to the task group, with an expectation of it reporting back in February 2024.

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Forward Work Plan pdf icon PDF 317 KB

A.  Committee members will review Agenda items for forthcoming meetings of the committee.


B.  Proposals will also be tabled for a process by which ,members can propose future agenda items, the criteria by which they will be assessed and the key determinants to rank their priority, in relation to  existing items on the Forward Plan.


Date of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting will be the 4 January 2024,


The 2 main agenda items will be


·  Q2 update from the Improvement and Recovery Board


·  A report from Human Resources to provide an update on improvements to its services and its further plans for improvement.