Adult Social Care Strategy


  1. Overview
  2. Why we've changed the strategy
  3. Who the strategy affects
  4. The Adult Social Care Strategy


Living Better Lives is the five-year strategy for adult social care and commissioning in South Tyneside.

It has been developed following extensive consultation and has been co-produced with local partners, people working in social care, and people who need our care and support.

It will support a new vision for adult social care and commissioning.

We want people in South Tyneside to live in the place they call home with the people and things that they love, in communities where people look out for one another, doing things that matter to them.

It supports a much more joined up approach, that delivers better outcomes for those who need our support.

Why we've changed the strategy

Our previous Adult Social Care strategy saw a real focus on independence and wellbeing.

Whilst we have made progress, we are ambitious and want to do more working with our communities and partners.

We want to build upon what we have achieved, but also be able to respond to the new challenges that lie ahead, creating a brighter future together.

When done well, social care can support people to live the life they want to lead.

Having a 5-year vision offers us a real opportunity to define the strategic direction for adult social care, with our priorities being about people, place and partnerships.

This strategy is about building upon our valued partnerships and ensuring we go wider to include the community, voluntary and faith sectors, housing, education, business sectors and wider corporate partners.

Who the strategy affects

The strategy affects:

  • People who currently use social care services, or might use them in the future
  • The carers of people who use social care services
  • Providers of social care services
  • Other organisations or services that contribute to people's health and wellbeing
  • All residents, including council taxpayers who pay for adult social care

The Adult Social Care Strategy

View the Adult Social Care Strategy:

Living Better Lives 2022 to 2026 - Adult Social Care Strategy

For more information on the strategy, please email