Director of Adult Social Care and Health - Keith Hinkley


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Keith Hinkley - Director of Adult Social Care and Health
Keith Hinkley - Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Planning, commissioning and providing social care services for adults, older people, people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and physical disabilities;
  • safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse or risk of abuse;
  • working in partnership with health, housing, independent sector care providers and voluntary and community organisations to commission and provide person centred care and support;
  • leading a team of public health specialists who commission a wide range of public health services including: health protection; health improvement; and health service quality improvement;
  • helping residents in East Sussex to improve their health, and reducing differences in health between population groups (known as health inequalities); and
  • working closely with partners from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sussex Police, Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, District and Boroughs, Independent Sector and Voluntary Organisations, on community safety through the Safer Communities partnership.

Other Council and regional duties

  • Chair of the South East Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS);
  • Member of the ADASS Executive;
  • Chair of the Autism Partnership Board;
  • Joint Senior Responsible Officer of the East Sussex Health and Social Care Programme; and
  • Member of the Health and Wellbeing Board.


Phone: 01273 481288