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Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

Cabinet Member for Equalities, Democracy & Finance

Cllr Cryan’s responsibilities include:

  • Cost of living support - financial support; Council Tax Reduction Scheme; access to benefits, advice services and Community Support Alliance
  • Digital - digital inclusion and infrastructure (including broadband); and the council’s corporate IT and website
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector - including community hubs, volunteering, community involvement and consultations
  • Equalities - as they relate to women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and working with the Forum for Equalities and Human Rights
  • Funding for projects and events - the Democracy Fund, Common Purpose Grants; Equalities Grants, Black History Month Grants and Windrush 75 Fund
  • Customer services - call centre, complaints and members’ enquires
  • Finance and governance – the council’s budget; financial and performance management; legal and constitutional services; procurement; income collection; pension fund; and civic matters
  • Workforce - the council’s workforce and internal relationship with staff trade unions
  • Facilities management - of the buildings within the council’s operational/civic estate
  • Property - including decisions relating to the council’s acquisitions and disposal of properties
  • Registrar's and coroners' services
  • Electoral services - electoral registration and postal vote uptake
  • Promoting equality and diversity - including the equalities framework and audit
  • Increasing the voice and influence of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • ‘Southwark Together’ civic leadership programme
  • Diverse Councils commitments
  • London Councils Tackling Racial Inequality Standard pilot

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