OPSIG/DISSIG Meeting - Actions
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Matters arising of last meeting – Actions followed up
Transport Meeting Actions:
Claire Smith (Hackney Community Transport) at the last meeting shared with colleagues that TFL are piloting in some boroughs about allowing support workers/carers on transport to assist the service user.
Action – CS to share Joyce from TFL’s contact details to SA and SA to contact Joyce to find out why they have that regulation and what the purpose of the regulation is for not allowing support workers/carers to assist clients.
Outcome – SA emailed Joyce and Joyce responded that she is responsible for the Dial-a-Ride service. If anyone has a specific issue you want Joyce to look into for e.g. a need for more than one companion related to their assistance requirements, email details to DAR@tfl.gov.uk and they can potentially agree special arrangements.
There was a meeting with Hackney Dementia Alliance steering group members, the project manager named Esther from Alzheimers Society is looking at making the whole of London dementia friendly. Esther is in conversation with Sadiq Khan’s workstreams about Transport for London and about dementia training awareness. AB suggested it would be useful for SM to get touch with Esther to see what is out there.
Action – AB to send SM Esther’s email address – done
The draft of the proposal was currently to be reviewed at the Connect Hackney Steering Group meeting.
Action – SM to give an update of the proposal at the next OPSIG meeting
In Barking and Dagenham older people cannot have taxi card and freedom pass, they can only have one of the two.
Action – SA to find out if this applies in Hackney
Outcome - SA emailed Hannah Moorehouse and she confirmed in Hackney, people can have both, there is no either/or decision.
Action – SA to invite Emily Tullock from Healthwatch Hackney to the next meeting to give an overview of her role.
One day conference –How can we make Hackney a good place to grow old?
Action – to discuss at the next meeting
To follow up this action
HSCF Upcoming Meetings
Action – SA to email colleagues details of these events and share notes of the meeting
Safeguarding Concerns at AUEL
Jane Caldwell raised concerns at Age UK East London regarding safeguarding concerns.
Action – JC to raise concern with Jackie Brett and give an update at next OPSIG/DISSIG Meeting.
Outcome - JC has raised the safeguarding alerts and they are looking at underlying patterns and the effect of the cuts on the elderly. An event will be organised by David Holland on this in Hackney during June 2017.
Actions for meeting 23 02 2017:
Connect Hackney draft Transport Proposal
The draft transport proposal will be discussed at the Connect Hackney Steering Group April 2017.
Update on changes to Hackney health system - Emily Tullock, Communications & Engagement Manager, Hackney Devolution Pilot
Action – ET to share the presentation slides to SA to share with all.
Older People’s Summit
DH is organising an event for Thursday 29th June about general crisis in the Health and Social Care.
Research on ageing, disability and social inclusion
Philip Corran researcher in the division of health and social care at Kings College is conducting a project on the mobility of older Londoners with disabilities. He interested in understanding the how well older Londoners are able to get about on a day-to-day basis and maintain their mobility outside of the home as they age.
Action – JB to share information sheet to all
Transport Meeting Actions
Topic for next meeting:
Any Other Business
HSCF are going to co-organise the ‘More in Common’ event with Hackney Unites on the Hackney Unites #moreincommon event Saturday 17 June at Hackney Community College.
The Council is currently consulting on proposals to start charging for the Telecare service, and would really like to hear your views.
The proposed model includes:
For new users only, there will be a charge of £25 to cover the ‘start-up’ costs of the service, and a free six week trial for new users who are being discharged home from hospital.
The consultation runs from 28th November until 26th February 2017, and is available online at www.hackney.gov.uk/telecare.
Please distribute this message to colleagues who may be interested in participating in the consultation.
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions about the consultation.
Date of next meeting :
Thursday 18th May 2017
Venue to be confirmed