People Directorate

Strategic Director, Nigel MinnsNigel Minns

The aim and vision of the People Directorate is to support people, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged by enabling them to access every opportunity and to enjoy, achieve and live independently.

People Directorate provide social care, learning, and achievement and health-related services for all ages.

People Directorate is made up of the following three Business Units:

  • People (Strategy and Commissioning)

    Assistant Director, John Linnane (covering)

    Brings together the following teams: All Age Disabilities Commissioning; Integrated Older People Commissioning; Children’s Commissioning; Public Health Protection and Place; Health Improvement Commissioning and Performance; Mental Health and Substance Misuse; Year of Wellbeing; Health and Wellbeing; Associate Director of Public Health.

  • Adult Social Care Services (Service Delivery)

    Assistant Director, Pete Sidgwick

    We arrange social care and support services for vulnerable and older people and their families with eligible needs.

  • Children and Families (Service Delivery)

    Assistant Director, John Coleman

    We intervene early to tackle problems emerging for any child, young person, their family and vulnerable adults who are at risk of needing help with daily living. Our aim is effective intervention which delivers better outcomes for everyone and includes better value for money for the Council.



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