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Cabinet Decision: 3rd September 2009
Title of Item/Report
Role Description and Appointment of Older People's Champion
Record of the Decision
Members were provided with a general role description for Councillors appointed as “Champions” together with specific responsibilities in relation to older people’s issues and was asked to agree the role descriptors and appointment an Older People’s Champion in accordance with the recommendation of the Corporate, Adult Services and Social Inclusion Select Committee following its scrutiny review of the Older People’s Strategy.

RESOLVED that:

1. the generic role description for Councillors appointed as “Champions” set out in paragraph 6 of the report be approved.

2. the Cabinet Member for Access and Communities be appointed as Older People’s Champion and that the additional specific responsibilities in relation to older people’s issues set out in paragraph 4 of the report be approved.

3. key partner organisations be asked to consider identifying an Older People’s Champion to fulfil similar roles to those outlined in paragraph 4.
Reasons for the Decision
To clarify the role of “Champions” appointed by the Council.

To promote and represent the interests of older people.

To implement the recommendation of the Corporate, Adult Services and Social Inclusion Select Committee following its scrutiny review of the Older People’s Strategy.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on 11 September 2009
Attachment

Date of Publication: 07 September 2009


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