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Keep Southwark Safe

Leader of the council and cabinet members

Cllr Helen Dennis

Cabinet Member for Social Support & Homelessness

To safeguard the needs of vulnerable adults, the provision of personal social services, services to older people, services to people with disabilities. To work with partners to deliver support for Southwark residents through the Community Support Alliance, building on the success of the Community Hub. To work with the Cabinet Member for Public Health & Community Safety to improve services for those with HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol problems or mental health needs.

To lead on the council’s work on homelessness and supported housing, working to end rough sleeping in Southwark. Working closely with the Cabinet Member for Housing with regard to the housing needs of vulnerable adults.

The cabinet member will have particular responsibility for:

  • Establishing a Southwark Community Support Alliance (working with the Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities & Neighbourhoods)   
  • Adult social care
  • Adult mental health
  • Adults with disabilities
  • Older people
  • Integration of health and social care (working with the Cabinet Member for Public Health & Community Safety)
  • Age friendly borough
  • Accessible travel
  • Gypsies and travellers
  • Supported housing
  • Nursing and care homes
  • Commissioning and management of extra care & sheltered housing (working with the Cabinet Member for Council Housing)
  • Homelessness services
  • Rough sleeping
  • Empty homes  
  • Southwark Emergency Support Scheme 
  • Advice Services
  • No recourse to public funds
  • Borough of Sanctuary (working with the Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities & Neighbourhoods)

Cllr Helen Dennis' contact details

Page last updated: 25 February 2021

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