The Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership has a work stream focussed on Adult Social Care Transformation. This is lead by Joanne Chilton, Programme Director. These are the groups within this work stream.
Market Sustainability & Development Group
Chaired by Diane Eaton (Trafford DASS), Mark Fitton (Stockport DASS), Rachel Tanner (Bolton DASS), Stuart Cowley (Wigan DASS)
Network representatives: Jake Rollin, Mark Cunningham and David Moore
The Market Sustainability and Development Group is a board that is overseeing the Greater Manchester Living Well at Home programme for care market development, supported housing, quality, technology and innovation.
This is a new group and will have a mixture of Directors of Adult Social Services, Heads of Commissioning, Care Provider reps, people from the voluntary and community sector etc. who will work collaboratively to drive forward plans that support people to live well at home.
Quality Improvement and Best Practice Group
Chaired by: Janine Dyson, Lead Nurse, Independent Care Sector.
Network representatives are Martyn Davies, Martin Clark, Bernie Garner and Chole Wynn.
This group brings together local authority and CCG quality leads and identifies issues and best practice in relation to this. The GMICSN are invited to attend along with care home/home care providers. Managers are invited to present to the group when other areas are looking at doing something similar. They are also invited to join the ‘Task & Finish Groups’ that can be set up from the main meeting to undertake a specific task.
Workforce & Person Centred Care and Support Group
Chaired by: Stephanie Butterworth, Executive Director Communities, Children’s, Adults and Health, Tameside Council.
Network representatives Mark Cunningham, Rachel Law and John Townley.
The purpose of this group is to develop and mobilise a Greater Manchesters approach to adult social care workforce planning and development. Doing this will underpin the Greater Manchester Adult Social Care Transformation Programme and support and inform locality workforce plans. The group will develop a picture of the social care workforce within Greater Manchester, both paid and unpaid, across both statutory and independent sector, to inform workforce planning and to maximise opportunities for workforce innovation.
The group brings together representatives from all ten Local Authorities to look at workforce priorities for Adult Social Care. Representatives vary in roles including HR leads, Principal Social Workers and other senior social care managers. ADASS NW and Skills for Care also sit on this group.