Deputy Leader - Keith Cunliffe

Deputy Leader - Keith CunliffeDeputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Implementing the Deal for the Future
  • Issues relating to supporting people’s improved health and wellbeing in Wigan, including relationships with health partners.
  • The commissioning of effective services which promote independence, integration and providing mechanisms which enable everyone to make informed choices.
  • Support for older people and adults with disabilities and for their carers.
  • Ensuring vulnerable groups feel safe and protected and that their welfare is promoted. Enhancing self-reliance, improving life opportunities and independence.
  • Armed Forces
  • The People Directorate are working to modernise the adult social care strategy by:
    • having improved pathways and a redesigned workforce
    • transforming through technology and information
    • having a responsive approach to quality of care
    • remodelling in house provision

Priorities for 2018/19

  • Support for the Deputy Leader and also the following:
  • Drug and Alcohol Team
  • Support for older people
  • Adults with learning disabilities
  • Adults with physical disabilities and sensory loss
  • Adults with mental health issues
  • Carers
  • Health and wellbeing (Chairman of the Board)
  • Adult Social Care
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Public Health
  • Support for particular groups on:
    • Work and learning
    • Day services
    • Housing support
    • Residential support

Council appointments

  • Health and Social Care Partnership Board
  • Industrial Communities Alliance
  • Leigh Town Centre Management Group
  • Tobacco Control Alliance Greater
  • Manchester Combined Authority (Substitute)
  • AGMA Executive Board (Substitute)

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