Lead Councillor for Adult Social Care


(1)        To oversee the development and implementation of policies, strategies and procedural arrangements for the provision of the Council's community care functions.

(2)        To oversee the implementation of the following corporate strategies and policies:

·         Ageing Well

·         Domiciliary and Intermediate Care Strategy

·         Reading Learning Disability Partnership Strategy

·         Reading Mental Health Strategy

·         Supporting People.

(3)       To ensure the direct provision of the following services:

·         Community Care, including:

·         Vulnerable adults, including

·         Asylum seekers

·         Substance abuse

·         HIV/AIDS

·         Other people with complex needs

·         Older People

·         People with mental health problems

·         People with learning disabilities

·         People with physical disabilities.

·         Quality Assurance, Strategic Planning and other functions associated with the above.

(4)        To oversee and liaise with partners on commissioned and shared services and budgets.

(5)        To promote good community relations and consultation, including the following partnerships:

·         Reading Older People’s Partnership

·         Physical Disability and Sensory Needs Network

·         Carers’ Steering Group

·         Learning Disability carers’ Forum

·         Mental Health Partnership.


(6)        To be responsible for responses to consultation undertaken by external bodies eg Care Quality Commission on adult service provision in reading, and on developments outside Reading affecting residents in Reading

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