To provide an overview of progress, opportunities and next steps for public health functions within the emerging Health and Care Portsmouth operating model.
RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care note the report.
The Ethical Care Charter was first proposed for adoption to the Council in July 2015 by Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson & Cllr Lynne Stagg. Since the Liberal Democrat administration of the Council commenced in May 2018, the commitment to implement the Ethical Care Charter became Council policy.
This report also has regard to the motion passed by full Council in March 2019 requesting that the Cabinet implement the Unison Ethical Care and Residential Care Charters and work with providers to pursue a shared objective of achieving the provisions of the Charters. This was after meetings between Unison and the Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Cabinet Member in Autumn 2018.
Links are provided to the Charters below:
This report will set out the current practice in relation to the charters, any highlights areas for improvements as well as the plans to address these; as well as recommending that the Council works with providers to pursue the shared objective of achieving the provisions of the Charters.
RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care agree to adopt the principles of the Ethical Care and Residential Care Charters within PCC Adult Social Care and requests officers engage with care providers in Portsmouth, to share the Charters and explore how providers can align with those principles across the Portsmouth care market.