Making a Difference: Adult Social Care supporting vulnerable residents in Brent

Social care delivery is a core service delivery area of the Council and I am proud to be the portfolio holder for this department in Brent. Below is a YouTube video promoting how we are making a difference.

Brent Labour to introduce a Carers Hub!

Caregiver joins her striking caregivers
(Photo credit: Simon Oosterman)

In my first Executive meeting on 21st May 2012, I will be the responsible Member for introducing the item on inviting tenders for introducing a Carers Hub to Brent. The Carers Services Hub will provide a single point of contact for carers through the coordination and delivery of a wide range of services.

Through consultation with carers, we were told that people were frustrated with the system and the lack of a clear pathway to access help and support. Through this Carers Hub, we aim to create a single point of contact for unpaid carers and better coordinate services to them. It will also serve as a reference point for voluntary sector organisations providing support services to people in Brent.

The Carers Hub Model is endorsed by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers as a best practise model. We will be pooling our Budget with NHS Brent in order to deliver this.

Cllr Hirani joins the Brent Executive with Cabinet Responsibility for Adults and Health

I am delighted to be serving on the Executive at the London Borough of Brent as Lead Member for Adults and Health.

Cllr Hirani with Shadow Minister for Public Health Diane Abbott MP
Cllr Hirani with Shadow Minister for Public Health Diane Abbott MP

As Lead Member for Adults and Health, I will be overseeing transition, monitoring progress and implementing huge structural changes as our local authority adjusts to the passing of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

I will bring a person centred approach to the role, as I have been championing outside of my Local Authority work in my profession. I am a passionate believer in helping the most vulnerable in our society, stemming from my Labour and Hindu values that make me who I am.

At 26, I am possibly the youngest Council cabinet member in the country and I am immensely proud of this achievement.