New adult social care taskforce on agenda at West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board will look at plans for a new local adult social care taskforce.

Last updated:
6 February 2018

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Plans for a new local adult social care taskforce to look at closer working between health and social care providers is on the agenda at West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Board – which is made up of councillors, GPs, health and social care officials and representatives of patients and the public – will hear about West Sussex County Council’s plans for the new group.

The Board will meet on Thursday (2 February) at 2pm, in County Hall North, Chart Way in Horsham.

The taskforce will mean a closer partnership with NHS organisations, district and borough councils, the voluntary and community sector and care providers to look at the issues affecting adult social care and ways of addressing them.

Health and Wellbeing Board chairman, Christine Field, said: “Adult social care is a really important topic for everyone. The Board is ideally placed to bring together all the key health and social care partners for the new taskforce.”

Also on the agenda at the meeting is suicide prevention work. The Board will receive a report from the West Sussex multi-agency suicide prevention steering group which oversees delivery of a two-year action plan (2015-17) for suicide prevention.

All meetings are open to the public to attend. 

find out more and to see the agenda, visit the Health and Wellbeing Board web pages here.

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