Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members

Councillor Evelyn Akoto

Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing

Cllr Akoto’s responsibilities include:

  • Public health - including reducing health inequalities; COVID-19 and health protection; Community Health Ambassadors; vaccinations, immunisation and screening; health visiting, school nursing and childhood obesity; sexual health, contraception and HIV; and smoking, drug and alcohol services
  • Adult social care - including adult safeguarding; home care; nursing and care homes; occupational therapy, aids and adaptations; and commissioning extra care, sheltered and supported housing
  • Health and wellbeing partnerships - overseeing key stakeholder relationships such as Health & Wellbeing Board and the South East London Integrated Care Partnership, Partnership Southwark and SC1
  • Improving health services - working with the NHS, general practice (GPs), local hospitals, community health services and pharmacists
  • Adult mental health
  • Older people - including ensuring Southwark is an age friendly borough and opening a modern centre for Black African and Caribbean elders
  • Adults with disabilities - including social care support; increasing the voice and influence of people with disabilities and their families in local decision making
  • Carers - support for people who are providing unpaid care for adult family members or friends with a disability or health condition, including respite care
  • Food - making Southwark a right to food borough with access to affordable healthy food for all, including the Food & Fun Fund

Page last updated: 29 May 2024


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