Working with Regional Networks
Six Regional Advocates appointed to support the networks
To increase our capacity, enhance our effectiveness and provide practical help to councils during tough economic times, CfPS has recruited six Regional Advocates to provide outreach support and services to regions and local areas (details of advocates and the areas they cover are on the attached map).
Regional Advocates cover two aspects of local authority scrutiny – healthcare, social care and health improvement (funded by the Department of Health) and scrutiny of other public services. Although each aspect has a different stream, we are keen that support on health and care and other issues should intersect where necessary and appropriate. This is because there are elements of all public services that impact on health and well-being, for example housing, education, employment.
This approach will assist with the sharing and transfer of good practice regionally and nationally and provide CfPS with a regional platform to share our insights and ideas and learn from local experience in ways that help to influence policy. The Regional Advocates have a good knowledge of local authority scrutiny, accountability and governance, as well as experience across local government, healthcare, social care and health improvement and other public services.