Cllr Carol Runciman


Councillor for Huntington and New Earswick

Address: 26 Earswick Chase, Earswick, YO32 9FY 

Carol has lived in York since 1988. She has been Councillor for Huntington and New Earswick for 20 years and is also a long serving member of New Earswick Parish Council.

Between 2003 and 2011 she was the Executive Member for Children's Services, when there was an extensive programme of school building as well as significant improvements in school results. Carol has served on a number of the council's committees, including the Standards Committee and is now Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health.

Her career has been in Education and she was a senior manager in a Further Education College, then a local authority education officer. Carol is a long serving Justice of the Peace. Outside politics she enjoys music, both listening and performing and reading, often political biographies.

Carol currently holds the postion of Executive Member Adult Social Care and Health.

As Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Carol's key focus is delivering new care beds for elderly residents and ensuring a more patient-centred approach. Her main priorities include improving mental health services, updating older people's provision, and bringing services into communities so they are closer to residents' homes.

Her portfolio covers: Public Health, Domestic Violence, Services for carers, Adult Safeguarding, Assessment and Personalisation, Older People, Mental Health and Respite, Financial Inclusion.

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