Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Lynch  Email:


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.


Update on Advice Services in the City pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods).


This report provides an overview of Manchester’s advice services, including the ongoing pressures experienced by services. It details the range of provision across the city and outlines the outcomes achieved through the advice contracts that the Council commissions. It also provides an update on the recommissioning of the City-Wide Advice Service contract and how the new model will help to tackle inequality in the city. The report explains the offer that other advice providers deliver, including the Councils retained advice service and Registered Providers provision.

Additional documents:


Age Friendly Manchester – Delivery Progress Update pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health.


This report provides a summary of progress and update on arrangements that have been put in place to support delivery of Manchester’s age friendly strategy Manchester: a city for life 2023-2028. 


Progress update on the development of the Our Manchester Strategy 2025-2035 pdf icon PDF 966 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive.


This report provides an update on the development of a new Our Manchester Strategy 2025-2035. A project team and steering group was formed in late 2023 ahead of the phase 1 engagement being launched in early 2024. This report provides a summary of the approach to engagement, the overall phase 1 engagement reach and a summary of the findings that are most relevant to the work of the Committee.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.