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Executive post

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Adults & Older People Portfolio Holder

Description

The Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People’s responsibilities are:

 

·                     To be the lead member for Adult Care Services including overseeing compliance with the Statutory Duties and reporting requirements in relation to Adult Care Services;

 

·                     To lead on partnership with the Health Service and local CCG in relation to Adults;

 

·                     To deputise for the Leader on STP matters;

 

·                     To lead on the transformative Project Infinity, for the development of Adult Social Care services in the Borough;

 

·                     To oversee the performance of Community Care Services in relation to national targets and priorities and to take account of any issues arising from external inspection and the performance assessment role of the Care Quality Commission;

 

·                     To lead on the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable adults;

 

·                     To lead on the development and implementation of Supporting People;

 

·                     To lead on the direct provision for Community Care Services;

 

·                     To lead on adult services user engagement;

 

·                     To oversee the reablement service provision and improvements;

 

·                     Build on the fantastic work of the Council’s adult early intervention team;

 

·                     To promote the wellbeing of over 18s across the Council and act as the Member level ‘Wellbeing of Adults Champion’;

 

·                     Lead on working with external partners to tackle the increase in domestic violence across our Borough;

 

·                     To lead on the development and implementation of Supporting People;

 

·                     To give direction for the development and implementation of policies and strategies for the provision of adults care services in the Borough including

o   Project Infinity

o   Personalisation

 

·                     To lead on external relationships including other public sector stakeholders, as well as the voluntary and private sector with regard to Adults Services;

 

·                     Jointly develop with the Portfolio Holder for Children’s, Young People & Schools the Council’s vision to have a lifelong approach to support for residents with Special Educational Needs;

 

·                     To work with the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Commercialisation on relevant commercial opportunities within the Portfolio;

 

·                     To ensure that the Council is meeting its commitments and strategies within the Portfolio, as set out in the Corporate Plan;

 

·                     Lead on developing upcoming policy and existing policy within the Portfolio.

 

Working in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality and Community Safety:

 

·                     To lead on joint commissioning responsibilities with Health for:

o   Mental Health Services

o   Learning Disability Services

o   Older People and Physical, Sensory and Disability Services

o   Carers;

·                     Work with the NHS, voluntary sector organisations and carers themselves to develop and strengthen appropriate support for carers.

 

(Note:  Full details of the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People’s responsibilities can be found on page 27 of Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).

 

Portfolio Holder Decisions taken by the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People can be found on the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People’s Decisions webpage.