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Contact: Victoria Poulson, Democratic Services Officer (01522 873461)
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as an accurate record.
Declarations of Interest
Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.
Councillor Debbie Armiger wished it be noted she was employed by Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT)
Suicide Rates in the City of Lincoln
Councillor Calum Watt, Chair of the Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee, opened the meeting and provided the Committee with a brief introduction to guest speakers and the topic of discussion which was Suicide Rates in Lincoln.
The Committee received a presentation from Dr Lucy Gavens (Consultant in Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council), Sarah Connery (CEO, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust) and Fiona Bone (Suicide Prevention and Self-Injury Reduction Lead, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust). During consideration of the presentation, the following points were noted: -
1) Core Offer
a. Suicide Bereavement Support Service and Suspected Suicide Cluster Response Plan
b. A bespoke Suicide Bereavement Support Service was launched in November 2021. Coroners could refer family and close friends
c. Targeted communications and training offered to local organisations
d. Consideration of high-performance areas such as Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire and what we did differently
2) High Risk Groups
a. Funding was available through NHS England for community-based suicide prevention work to support broader wellbeing
b. Ensuring that funding targeted high-risk groups
c. Data from coroners formed part of the annual audit work
3) Children & Young People
a. There ... view the full minutes text for item 22.
Consideration was given to the Committee’s work programme. The Democratic Services Officer confirmed amendments to the work programme further to scoping discussions. The focus of the Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year would include an update on the Cost-of-Living Crisis, an update on the Cultural Consortium and consideration of Assets of Community Value.
The Chair confirmed that the Committee’s work would include a further focus on Suicide Rates within Lincoln. It was agreed that this item would be brought before the Committee in January 2023. The Democratic Services Officer added that attendance would be sought from Kerry Stocks, Operations Manager, Shine Lincolnshire. The Chair requested that officers work with the communications team to arrange a press release for the meeting.
The Chair confirmed that the Committee’s work would include an update on the Cost of Living Crisis. It was agreed that this item would be brought before the Committee in January 2023.
Discussion took place regarding an update on the Cultural Consortium and it was agreed that the update would be brought before the Committee in March 2023.
Further to scoping discussions, the Chair confirmed that the Committees work would focus on Assets of Community Value and it was agreed that the item would be brought before the Committee in March 2023. The Democratic Services Officer confirmed that attendance would be sought from Councillor Neil Murray, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth.
Further to a request received from Charlotte Brooks, Director, LocalMotion, it was agreed that an update on the Poverty Truth Commission would be brought before the Committee in June 2023 after the Commissions launch in March 2023.
Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 24 January 2023.