Agenda item

County Durham Health and Social Care Integration update - Report of Corporate Director of Adult and Health Services


The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Adult and Health Services which provided an update on the integration of health and social care in County Durham and sought support for the proposed next steps to further embed integrated arrangements within the County (for copy see file of minutes).


Speaking in support of the proposal, Councillor Hovvels, Portfolio Holder for Adult and Health Services commented on the benefits of the County Durham Care Partnership which had proved invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the strong partnership working will stand the Council in good stead ahead of the long-awaited government reforms. 

Endorsing these comments, Councillor Gunn, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People’s Services agreed that partnership working will be even more important in the future in order to deal with high levels of demand and to make the best use of the resources available.




That the recommendations in the report be approved.


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