Royal Borough proposes adult services partnership with Wokingham Borough Council

The Royal Borough looks set to team up with Wokingham Borough Council and its council-owned company as part of changes to its adult serivces provision.

Cllr David Coppinger, the Royal Borough's cabinet member for health and adult services, tweeted today to say managing director Alison Alexander was speaking to the council's adult services team about a proposal to partner with Wokingham and adult social care company Optalis.

Ms Alexander, who is also the director of adult, children and health services at the council, also tweeted yesterday to confirm the proposed partnership.

Cllr Coppinger tweeted: “Alison Alexander speaking to adult services on our proposed partnership with Wokingham and Optalis. Simon Dudley and I will speak next.”

Alison Alexander's tweet said: “Looking forward to meeting our staff @rbwm tomorrow to discuss partnership working across adult services.”

Optalis provides services to Wokingham and its interim chairman is Anthony Pollock, who is the executive member for economic development and finance in Wokingham Borough Council.

The council has been contacted for a comment.

Updates to follow.

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