Decision details

Supportive Communities - Update and Delivery Plan 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Supportive Communities Delivery Plan 2021



“This council is committed to working with communities and the voluntary sector to deliver local, financially sustainable services that are valued by those who need them.


This approach showed its value during 2020 when those in need received a wide range of help and support, including food deliveries, collection of medical prescriptions and a friendly voice at the end of the phone.


Our intention now is to further improve the digital-based support available and, with the help of communities, the voluntary sector and parish councils, use different approaches to ensure those who are ‘digitally excluded’ are not left behind”.


Johnny McMahon, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the achievements of the Supportive Communities Programme during 2019/20, including its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lessons learned, and the Council’s aims and priorities for 2020/21.


Decision – (a) That the ‘lessons learned’ from the Supportive Communities Programme in 2020 be noted.


(b) That the achievements of the programme so far be noted.


(c) That the high level aims and priorities for the programme in 2021/22 be agreed.

Report author: Vickie Probyn

Publication date: 18/02/2021

Date of decision: 17/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/02/2021

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