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AIG – January 2022

AIG meeting held on 11th January 2022

Summary

This AIG discussions included:

Update on impact on Covid on DCC 

There have been significant pressures on providers and the wider market, in July the number of Covid cases increased, commissioning work was paused and many staff were redeployed to the tactical provider response team. Omicron has had an impact. There have been some positive impacts, we have found out what has and hasn’t worked well so that information is used to update plans.  

AIG members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

DCC Care and Health web pages  

The Housing Options Section will be made up to date and accessible

AIG members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Update on overview 

Community and voluntary sector; we are enhancing use across our work, building on what we have learnt to date around support and how it has grown over the last couple of years, we will update at future meetings with opportunities on how AIG can inform this. 

 AIG members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 NHS Devon/ Integrated Care System

There is lots of pressure in system, housing is a challenge. A Housing Summit will take place on 17th January across the Devon System to address challenges. Currently work is being done to find adapted properties for permanent homes. There is a Housing Lead across all 3 authorities and the CCG who have progressed with Devon Community Homes working with investors within housing sectors. 

 AIG members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

 DAANA/DPT update

AIG heard a short presentation which included:

  1. DPT Developments​
  2. DAAIT – Devon Adult Autism Interventions Team
  3. Wider DPT​ news

AIG members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Dimensions for Autism (DFA): 

Every Thursday DFA meet up (2.30 pm – 4.30 pm / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm) in various locations, online and out in the community.    

 DFA Projects – Autism alert cards

A poster with AIG for the autism card which will be shared widely across communities and organisations. 

The cards are plastic not cardboard as they were previously, there is space on the back for contact details. 

If you google the Autism Card Devon Link up will come up with information leading to DFA.  

Autism Card requests to: trishdarke.dimensionsforautism@gmail.com 

Please see our website for more information. www.Dimensionsforautism.life 

GP awareness group

We are coming from perspective of reasonable adjustments in the main and to develop poster for GP surgeries that discusses reasonable adjustments which can be shared across the GP networks

DFA are still working on the Yellow Brick Guide. If there are any changes to service provision, please let us know if we need to change information on the guide.

 Draft Housing Standards

Looking at a housing design build project called Passiv Haus with specific design standards that reduce fuel poverty and has wider benefits by increasing comfort standards which could meet some reasonable adjustment requirements.