Issue details

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

On 16th March 2023, Executive Board agreed a 12 month extension to the JWA between Halton Borough Council (HBC) and NHS Cheshire & Merseyside (C&M) which was due to expire on 31st March 2023, to allow for a review of the agreement to take place, as a result of changes in governance arrangements that came into force during 2022/23.

This review has been concluded and the JWA updated to reflect the changes in governance. It has also changed from a 12 month to a 2 year agreement, due to expire on 31st March 2025, which is in line with/reflects the 2 year Better Care Fund Plan 2023-25.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/08/2023

Decision due: 14 September 2023 by Executive Board

Contact: Damian Nolan, Operational Director, Commissioning & Provision Email:

Consultation process

Prior to coming to Executive Board, the updated JWA has been considered by the Adults Senior Management Team, the Senior Leadership Team NHS C&M (Halton Place) and the Better Care Commissioning Advisory Group (joint meeting with 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.

Any representation would need to be made, in writing, to Damian Nolan by no later than 25.8.23.