Title: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Political grouping: Labour
Other councillors representing this Ward:
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Cabinet Member Adult Social Care and Health - Councillor David Roche
Councillor David Roche was born in London, studied in Leeds and Bradford achieving an MSc. He was a Head teacher in two schools, one being a Beacon school, and interim head in two challenging schools with Ofsted success. Following this he worked as interim Senior Secondary Adviser, SIP and National Challenge Advisor supporting schools in difficult circumstances across Northern England before ending up as an Advisor Broker for the Department for Education in 10 local authorities. He has strong beliefs in justice and fairness as well as community, all of which help to drive forward his work. He was elected to the Council in 2012 and became a Cabinet member in 2015, previous to that he was Cabinet Adviser for Children’s and Young People’s Servicers for 2 years.
He is heavily involved in the local community as well as local politics, in a number of guises including previously Chair of Dearne Culture Trust and Wath festival and community Governor at Wentworth C of E Primary School. He is currently Chair of Governors at Thomas Rotherham Sixth Form College and Trustee of Aspire Academy Trust. He is Chair of the Rotherham Health and Well-being Board which is seen by the LGA as one of the leaders in the field including in partnership and as such has been asked to present at conferences. He is also Chair of South Yorkshire HWBB Members group. He is strongly involved in the continuing improvement journey of Adult Social Services which resulted in powers in this area being returned to RMBC.
Areas of responsibility include:
· Adult Social Services
· Public Health
· Health and Well-being Board
The Ward Plan for Hoober will be published in due course. You can however view the 2020 Ward Plans for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council on our website.