Decision details

COVID-19: How well has Dorset Council responded to meeting the needs of vulnerable groups during 'lockdown'?

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




(a)       That the initial impact of the ‘lockdown’ phase of COVID-19 on                    vulnerable groups in Dorset (attached at appendix 1) be noted;


(b)       That the findings of a series of round-table discussions with Councillors   as summarised at appendix 2, be noted;


(c)        That the an ongoing assessment of the impact on vulnerable groups          through subsequent phases of the pandemic be agreed;


(d)       That the action plan outlined at section 5 of appendix 1 be agreed; and


(e)       That the initial assessment undertaken largely by staff ‘released’ from core roles to assist with the covid-19 response be noted and the actions set out in section 5 require appropriate resourcing and oversight.


(f)        That the report be referred to People Scrutiny Committee for  consideration.


Reason for Recommendation:  To ensure that Cabinet is aware of the impact of COVID-19 on Dorset’s vulnerable communities and responds accordingly. 

Report author: Susan Ward-Rice

Publication date: 02/07/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/06/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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