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About St Helens Borough Council

The council’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is led by the Chief Executive, and includes three Executive Directors (Corporate Services, Integrated Health and Social Care, Place Services), a Director of Children and Young People, and an Assistant Chief Executive.

The Executive Director for Integrated Health and Social Care and Accountable Officer for the CCG is also Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System Place Lead for St Helens Borough.

An organisational-wide programme of modernisation has been ongoing for the last two years, which, in a relatively short space of time, has resulted in a dramatic shift in the operation of services, ways of working and the emergence of a new organisational culture.

In September 2021, the council underwent an LGA Corporate Peer Challenge Revisit, which recognised significant and impressive organisational transformation and improvement.

The council provides a range of local authority services including care services for older people, vulnerable adults and people with disabilities, children’s centres and early years services, school support and improvement, support for children with special educational needs, fostering and adoption services, public health, waste and recycling, street cleansing, libraries, leisure services, licensing, housing and homelessness support, planning and development permissions, environmental health and trading standards, benefits administration, maintenance of highways, footpaths, parks and open spaces, and many more.

St Helens has a total of 18 electoral wards and 48 ward councillors. Following the last local elections in May 2022, the council is Labour-controlled, with 29 Labour Party councillors.

The council’s political management structure includes a leader and cabinet model. The cabinet is made up of the leader and up to nine councillors, whom the leader appoints as portfolio holders. Each cabinet member has responsibility for an individual portfolio area, each of which relates to particular services and functions of the council.

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