Transforming Adult Social Care

Our ambition is aspiring to be one of the best Adult Social Care departments by citizens, colleagues, partners and providers and by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Care Quality Commission in their assurance processes.

We will:

  • Make early intervention and prevention, together with strength-based part of all aspects of our work across the Adult Social Care System and in our proactive engagement with the developing Integrated Care System in the county.
  • We will build a world class ‘model’ of short term care (the ‘Enhanced Independence Offer’) together with NHS and other partners; improving the impact of short term help to make sure people regain their confidence and independence whenever possible; for example, after a stay in hospital.
  • Deliver a Technology Strategy: exploring the potential of technology to support carers and improve the quality of care that people receive.
  • Work with independent care providers to address capacity gaps and over provision including use of central government funding to improve the terms and conditions of care sector staff.
  • Respond to any legislation following the Government’s commitment to produce a White Paper which will begin a once in a generation transformation of adult social care (“Build Back Better. Our Plan for Health and Social Care” September 2021).[1]

[1] That document also indicates the Government’s commitment to deliver on the financial reforms set out in Phase 2 of the Care Act.

Page updated: 16/12/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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