Manchester City Council



Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: You can watch the meeting live here 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2020.


Manchester's Age Friendly Recovery pdf icon PDF 511 KB

Report of the Consultant in Public Health (Ageing Well Lead)


This report outlines how COVID-19 and the impacts of restrictions in place this year have disproportionately affected older people.  It also outlines a set of proposals, developed by the Age Friendly Manchester Older People’s Board, the Age Friendly Manchester Team and senior officers in the Council, that are designed to help address the barriers many of Manchester’s mid to later life residents report that they face.


Driving Digital Inclusion and Bridging the Digital Divide in Manchester pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Report of the Director of Inclusive Growth and Head of Libraries, Galleries and Culture


This report provides an update on the digital inclusion challenge within Manchester, the impact of COVID-19 on those who are excluded and the initiatives that are being developed to scale up efforts to tackle the challenges.

Additional documents:


Update on COVID-19 Activity pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides a further update summary of the current situation in the city in relation to COVID-19 and an update on the work progressing in Manchester in relation to areas within the remit of this Committee.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.