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Executive Councillor for Equalities, Anti-Poverty and Wellbeing


The portfolio is scrutinised by the Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee and covers the following:


Plans, policies and strategies


The development, implementation and monitoring of the Council’s plans, policies and strategies relating to:


·  Anti-poverty and the cost of living and including the powers and duties of the Council in respect of issues relating to tackling inequality and the provision of opportunities for individuals and communities in the City to overcome disadvantage

·  Community grants

·  The provision and promotion of advice relating to citizens’ legal rights and responsibilities, social security benefits, money management, employment and immigration

·  Supporting the Leader in the delivery of equalities initiatives, and measures to tackle discrimination.

·  Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion, including the Single Equalities Scheme

·  Coordinate the work of GRT support and provision across the executive

·  Health and wellbeing

·  The council’s responsibilities in resettling refugees

·  Widening democratic participation

·  Ensure that the climate and biodiversity emergencies are considered in all initiatives in their portfolio and ensure their portfolio contributes towards Cambridge becoming a zero carbon city


Functions and Services


The exercise of the Council’s functions and the delivery of services including


·  the co-ordination of the Council’s responsibilities for health, working with the county council and health services.

·  health promotion

·  Addressing health inequalities


Progressing the objectives set out in this section by:


·  direct provision

·  grant aid and other financial assistance to voluntary sector and other agencies

·  Partnership delivery

·  partnership, joint work and liaison with public, private or voluntary sector organisations, including community and joint use agreements, community primary school agreements and support for national lottery projects

·  giving advice and guidance to other Executive Councillors and committees of the Council on community engagement addressing, in particular, the needs of those experiencing social or economic inequality

·  advocacy.

·  Being a member of the following outside bodies, or delegating this to a lead councillor (including CUH Trust and ICP Board and Health and Wellbeing Board)


The relevant exercise of compulsory purchase powers.


More Information


·  Executive posts and links to their details

·  The Executive Committee

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