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Commission on the future of Adult Social Care

Cheshire West and Chester Council has established a Cheshire West Commission on the Future of Adult Social Care. The Commission will set out recommendations for adult social care and ensure the borough's views and needs are recognised at the national level and so the Council is asking for local people to share their views and ideas.

How will the Commission work?

The Commission will be cross-party, chaired and led by Councillor Val Armstrong, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health. The Commission will meet virtually and members of the public will be able to attend and observe meetings, all of which will include an opportunity for public contributions at the start of each meeting.

Who are the Commissioners?

  • Cllr Val Armstrong, Councillor for Lache, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
  • Gary Cliffe, Chief Executive, West Cheshire Voluntary Action
  • Cllr Gillian Edwards, Councillor for Weaver and Cuddington
  • Alison Lee, Managing Director, Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership
  • Cllr Gina Lewis, Councillor for Winsford Over and Verdin
  • Cllr Keith Millar, Councillor for Neston
  • Cllr Lynn Riley, Councillor for Frodsham, Shadow Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
  • Cllr Neil Sullivan, Councillor for Handbridge Park, Shadow Cabinet Member for Legal and Finance

When will it meet?

The cross-party Commission will consider six key themes over the next six months, with specific meeting dates and times agreed,  but subject to change dependent on the availability of service users and other witnesses and to ensure an inclusive process:

  • Developing a vision for social care: Tuesday, 16 November, 10am until 1pm
  • Funding and paying for care: Monday, 13 December, 10.30am until 1.30pm
  • The role of communities and service user engagement: Monday, 14 February, 2pm until 5pm
  • Workforce; and Technology: Tuesday, 29 March, 10am until 1pm
  • Commissioning high quality, ethical care: Tuesday, 26 April, 10am until 1pm

How can I get involved?

To inform these discussions the Council is asking for local people, partners and care providers to share any evidence that the Commission should consider. You can get involved right now by sharing your views and ideas - big and small:

All public evidence gathered will be used to support and inform the Commission and influence the final recommendations on the future of social care within west Cheshire.

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