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No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Democratic Services Officer will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure.


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting.

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest (as defined in Part 4.4 Appendix B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests).

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officer or a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.


To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chair


Public Questions, Statements and Petitions

Please see agenda note 4 overleaf.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To confirm the minutes of the above meeting as a correct record.


Health and Wellbeing Strategy Implementation Plan - standing item

Focus Item


Experiences of refugees in accessing and using health and social care services in B&NES pdf icon PDF 583 KB

40 minutes


1.  Presentation by Alice Herve, Bath Welcomes Refugees and Sue Poole of Healthwatch on the report on experiences of refugees in accessing and using health and social care services in B&NES.


A copy of the full report by Dr Aanchal Ranacan be found at:


2.  Update from Laura Knight, Employment and Accessibility Officer, Bath and North East Somerset on initiatives to support refugees.

Items for Comment/Sign Off


Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Mental Health Strategy

20 minutes


Georgina Ruddle/Jane Rowland, Associate Directors, Mental Health, BSW ICB to give an overview of the strategy.



Be Well B&NES: Whole Systems Health Improvement Framework pdf icon PDF 1 MB

25 minutes


The Board is asked to approve the framework.


Annette Luker and Hannah Thornton

Additional documents:


Better Care Fund Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

10 minutes


Ratification of the Better Care Fund Planning return for 2024/2025 and oversight of the process for 2025-2027 Narrative planning.  .


Laura Ambler/Suzanne Westhead

Additional documents:


Update on Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 529 KB

10 minutes


Suzanne Westhead, Director of Adult Services to give a verbal update on the transfer of adult social cares services and the upcoming inspection.