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Scrutiny Advisory Board - Adults

This Board focuses upon services commissioned and/or provided by Adult and Local Services, which includes care services for adults and the provision of Libraries and archives services in Cumbria. The Board seeks to support the County Council's Plan to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our communities receive high quality support when they need it, whilst improving the chances in life of the most disadvantaged in Cumbria.

The Board also supports the delivery of the following key activities:

  • Protect vulnerable adults from harm through improved safeguarding services;
  • Help people have independent lives by supporting them to regain their independent living skills following illness;
  • Help people to remain in their own homes rather than having to move in to residential care by developing community based services;
  • Where we have a role in their residential care, improve the standard of accommodation;
  • Working closely with partners to ensure people get the care they need through improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems and procedures, particularly for individuals with complex needs;
  • Use new technology, such as assistive technology and individual service funds, to help people feel safer and more in control of their own care and enable carers to feel that they have the support they need.

Current Work

Key Topics 

Topics recently looked at by the Board include:

  • Better Places for Work
  • Third Sector
  • Outside Bodies
  • Procurement
  • Unitary Authorities

Current Consultations

  • None at this stage

Final Reports

Follow the link on the menu to see copies of the Task and finish group reports from 2009 onwards.

You can contact the Scrutiny Unit by telephone on 01228 226259 or e-mail