Graham Hodkinson - Director of Care and Health

Graham HodkinsonGraham is a Social Worker by background and has a career in social care spanning around 30 years.

Graham was born and educated in Wirral.  He moved away in 1990 to pursue a career in Social Work.  He moved back to Wirral with his family in 2012 to take on the role of Director of Adult Social Services.  He has led programmes of work to ensure that Adult Social Care has become fully integrated with healthcare in Wirral, in order to offer people the Right Care, in the Right Place at the Right Time.  He is committed to ensuring that Wirral Health and Care Commissioning leads the health and care system to deliver improved outcomes for the people of Wirral.

Graham is responsible for ensuring that strategic plans across Wirral’s Health and Care system are properly joined up to deliver improved outcomes for the people of Wirral, and that resources are used effectively in this aim.  He is specifically responsible for health and care place-based planning aligned to broader outcomes, community services and housing for vulnerable people, oversight and assurance of the business plan through a single programme management office.

Graham is the system lead for Neighbourhoods under the healthy Wirral Programme.  Graham holds the statutory responsibility of Director of Adult Social Services on behalf of Wirral Council, and is the lead Director for Safeguarding ADASS North West.