Councillor Pat Callaghan (Lab). The role is:
Leading on healthy living and ageing well in Camden, supporting good mental health, reducing health inequalities and supporting independence for residents with disabilities or health conditions (including health inequalities, adult social care and adult safeguarding).
To take responsibility for delivery of the aspects of Our Camden Plan that relate to the portfolio functions outlined below and in particular:
- putting health and wellbeing at the forefront of all that we do, promoting good health and ensuring that we consider health and wellbeing in the delivery of our services
- seeking to ensure that healthy choices can be made and promoting the taking part in physical activity, such as walking or cycling
- tackling the poorer health outcomes that exist among residents in social housing, using our relationship with our tenants to develop new community-based interventions
- addressing health inequalities generally supporting people to age well and live independently for as long as possible.
- prioritising protecting people from harm, and supporting people with disabilities to be in control of their own lives
- seeking to reduce the prevalence of mental ill-health in the borough and tackling the stigma that exists towards mental illness
- ensuring that the safeguarding of adults is a priority and is delivered effectively.
To have responsibility for all functions within the remit of the Cabinet which relate to adult social care and take the statutory/strategic political lead.
To be responsible for the health and safety issues that fall within the remit of this portfolio.
To lead on healthy living and ageing well in Camden, supporting good mental health, reducing health inequalities and supporting independence for residents with disabilities or health conditions (including health inequalities / adult social care).
To have responsibility for the Council’s health-related functions including public health. These include executive matters dealt with by the relevant parts of the Supporting People Directorate and the Council’s Public Health Service but may also include other matters from time to time. The function also includes lead responsibility for matters relating to NHS adult services and the Mental Health and Social Care Trust, and the range of adult social care services and their commissioning, including accessible transport.
To be responsible for the aspects of the council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.
As Deputy Leader, if for any reason the Leader is unable to act or the office or the post of executive leader is vacant, to have the authority to act in his or her place.
Should the Cabinet Member for Best Start in Life decline to act in relation to the appointment of school governors (for whatever reason), then the Leader or Deputy Leader will take the decision on school governor appointments or removals. For decisions relating to the removal of school governors then the Leader/Deputy Leader will either make the decision in consultation with the Executive Director Supporting People or should the Leader/Deputy Leader not have made the initial decision and should an appeal have been lodged, will receive the recommendation from the Governors Appeals Panel after an appeal.