At the Council’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, Cllr Del Arnall was confirmed as the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care.
Cllr Arnall is an experienced local Councillor having served as a Ward Member in Page Moss for the last five years and prior to that as a Councillor in Kirkby for six years.
She lives in Knowsley Village with her husband and son along with a collection of animals including five dogs, seven hens and a cockerel! Cllr Arnall has lived in Knowsley Village for 32 years where she has raised both her children (a daughter aged 30 and a son aged 19) who work locally at a Health and Safety company.
Del is recently retired after successfully running a community café close to Alder Hey Hospital (Byron’s) for more than 15 years. Prior to that, Cllr Arnall was a driving instructor and fleet instructor for 25 years.
In her newly found spare-time, Cllr Arnall enjoys craft activities and is a keen knitter as well as practising her crocheting skills. She also has a love for motorbikes and looks forward to be out and about on her motorbike.
Her portfolio – Adult Social Care – is an extremely important one, and an issue that touches the lives of very many families in the borough. It spans the assessment and care management service for adults and older people as well as safeguarding adults, learning and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities and the learning disabilities service. Cllr Arnall will be overseeing the delivery of adult social care transformation in Knowsley, with a strong emphasis on supporting people in their communities.
Cllr Arnall is also a panel member for Knowsley’s Adoption and Fostering panels.
“I’m really looking forward to working with our communities and ensuring our most vulnerable residents have the support they need, when they need it. It is a crucial part of the Council’s work and so important to our communities.
“We can’t underestimate the role that volunteers, paid and unpaid carers, have within our communities, which was particularly pivotal throughout the pandemic. So many of our residents have been involved in providing invaluable support to others and I am looking forward to working with them to celebrate their work and ensure they are recognised for their efforts.”
“Over the coming months, I also want to work with our residents to support them to build their confidence once more and get back to normality through re-connecting them with the support groups they had previously accessed.
“I’m delighted to be the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and look forward to working with our residents in order to help and support them to live their best life.”