Manchester City Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Review of Advice Services in Manchester Task and Finish Group - Friday, 15th November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Items
No. Item

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2019.

Minutes:

Decision

 

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2019.

 

10.

Mapping of Local Advice Provision and Proposals for In-house Homelessness Prevention Advice

This is an oral report of the Director of Homelessness.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Adult Health and Wellbeing reported that the Director of Homelessness had some relevant documents on commissioned advice services and the mapping of advice services which could be circulated to the Members of the Task and Finish Group.  She also suggested that the report on the external evaluation of the Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership be circulated to the Members of the Task and Finish Group.  She highlighted the importance of the work aimed at preventing homelessness.  She also commented that it was important to get the right balance between universal advice services and issue-specific advice services, for example, advice on immigration or domestic abuse.

 

Decisions

 

1.            To ask the Scrutiny Support Officer to circulate the documents supplied by the Director of Homelessness to Members of the Task and Finish Group. 

 

2.            To ask the Scrutiny Support Officer to circulate the report on the external evaluation of the Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership to Members of the Task and Finish Group. 

11.

Final Recommendations

To agree the Task and Finish Group’s final recommendations. 

Minutes:

The Chair proposed that he meet with the Scrutiny Support Officer to review the minutes from the previous meetings, identify the key recommendations which had emerged and then to circulate these, in a final report, to other Members of the Task and Finish Group for their amendment and approval before the report was submitted to the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee.

 

Decision

 

To recommend that the Chair meet with the Scrutiny Support Officer to review the minutes from the previous meetings, identify the key recommendations which have emerged and then to circulate these, in a final report, to other Members of the Task and Finish Group for their amendment and approval before the report is submitted to the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee.

12.

Terms of Reference and Work Programme pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To review and agree the Task and Finish Group’s terms of reference and work programme, and consider any changes or additions that are necessary.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

To note the Terms of Reference and Work Programme.