Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Friday 9th May 9.30am

Carers Partnership Board Chair’s Briefing

I currently chair the Carers Partnership Board which is one of the many boards which feed into the Sutton Adult Partnership Board and ultimately the Sutton Partnership Board. The Sutton Partnership brings together public, private, voluntary and community organisations to promote a better quality of life now and for future generations.

 

I met with the vice-chair Ken Fish who is a carer, and Simon Latham as executive head with responsibility for carers services, to receive information about items on the agenda for the meeting on 19th May.

 

One of the issues that came out of this meeting was the fact that Ken and other carers did not have the opportunity for suggesting agenda items. Currently a suggested agenda was being prepared by the Carers Development Unit and circulated to me for my input. I had not realised that Ken did not also receive a copy. We all agreed that carers should have more opportunity to put items on the agenda so Ken & I continued discussions on this issue after the briefing.

We agreed to hold an agenda planning meeting soon after each Carers Partnership Board meeting and to invite Marilynne Burbage or Nick Nalladorai who are carer representatives on the Carers Partnership Board and also on the Sutton Adult Partnership Board and Sutton Partnership Board, Marilynne also represents the Carers Action Group; and Rachael MacLeod who is chief executive of the Carers Centre & CEN rep on the Sutton Adults Partnership Board and Sutton Partnership Board. It was also agreed that I would invite members of the Carers Groups supported by the Carers Development Unit both to send representatives to the Carers Partnership Board and to feed in agenda suggestions.

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May 16, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

1 Comment »

  1. Good idea to circulate the agenda, funny how it was overlooked in the first place.

    Comment by Greg | May 17, 2008 | Reply


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