Issue details

Halton Borough Council and NHS Cheshire & Merseyside (Halton Place) : Joint Working Agreement

The current Joint Working Agreement (JWA) between Halton Borough Council (HBC) and *NHS Cheshire & Merseyside took effect on 1st April 2020 and is due to expire 31st March 2023.


This report proposes an extension to the current JWA for a period of 12 months. This allows for a full review of the JWA by the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and HBC. The extended JWA will be updated to reference the new governance arrangements in place, which came into force during 2022/23.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/12/2022

Decision due: 20 April 2023 by Executive Board

Contact: Executive Director of Adult Services.

Consultation process

Prior to coming to Executive Board, the extension will be considered by the One Halton Adults Finance Sub Group and One Halton Finance & Performance Sub-Committee (with senior representatives from both HBC and ICB) whose role it is to ensure that an integrated system is developed and appropriately managed thus ensuring that the resources available to both Health and Social Care, including the Better Care Fund,  are effectively used in the commissioning of delivery of personalised, responsive and holistic care to those who are most in need within our community.