Deputy Leader - Keith Cunliffe

Deputy Leader - Keith CunliffeDeputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Implementation of the Deal 2030
  • 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 Directorate are working to deliver an integrated approach to health and care in the borough  to improve outcomes for residents. This includes having improved pathways and a redesigned and integrated workforce; connected communities; transforming through technology and information; having a responsive approach to quality of care; remodelling in house provision.

Priorities for 2019/20

  • Implement the key priorities set out in our Deal 2030 - Our Place, Our People, Our Future
  • Healthier Wigan Partnership development - SDFs, Primary Care & GPs working as integrated services in communities
  • Integrated Commissioning Committee -  opportunities to improve outcomes through pooled resource
  • Transition: encouraging a life course approach to ensure a seamless transition into adulthood
  • Improving outcomes for adults of a working age
  • Improving our offer as a borough around Mental Health
  • Making the most of opportunities within Housing for Health to improve outcomes for residents
  • Supporting our residents to age well in the borough
  • Enhancing career opportunities in health and care developing aspirations for future workforce
  • Working with our communities and through our commissioning to encourage social value.

Council appointments

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

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