Concise Minutes - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Meeting time: 09.05 - 12.14
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Dai Lloyd MS (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Jayne Bryant MS

Andrew RT Davies MS

Lynne Neagle MS

David Rees MS


Claire Morgan, Carers Wales

Simon Hatch, Carers Trust Wales

Llinos Roberts, Carers Outreach Service

Nicola Stubbins, ADSS Cymru

Alwyn Jones, ADSS Cymru

Committee Staff:

Claire Morris (Clerk)

Helen Finlayson (Clerk)

Sarah Beasley (Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

Dr Paul Worthington (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.



2       COVID-19: Evidence session with Carers Wales and Carers Trust Wales

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Carers Wales and Carers Trust Wales.



3       COVID-19: Evidence session with ADSS Cymru

3.1 The Committee received evidence from ADSS Cymru.

3.2  Nicola Stubbins, President of ADSS Cymru agreed to provide an explanatory note to the Committee to indicate where there are gaps in the data currently being collected by the Welsh Government to inform decision-making during the pandemic in relation to key social care indicators, and how this could be improved.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

4.1 The Committee agreed the Motion to exclude the public from the remainder of today’s meeting.



5       COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.



6       Forward Work Programme

6.1 The Committee discussed its forward programme for the spring term and agreed its business priorities for part of the term.

6.2 The Committee also agreed to return to this item in the new year to agree its remaining priorities and timetable for business up until dissolution.



7       Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales Report 2 - Impact on mental health: Consideration of draft report.

7.1 The Committee agreed to provide any final commentary and to agree the draft report via email.





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