The Council is working with its partners to identify what changes need to be made for the health and social care system to work more effectively and efficiently.
Our Living Better Lives Vision and Strategy is our proposed approach for the next five years, prioritising People, Place and Partnerships and supporting much more of a joined up approach, that delivers better outcomes for those who need our support.
We want to hear your views on these and how we can turn them into more detailed plans which are jointly developed with local people - which we call coproduction.
The feedback you provide will be used to help inform the services we provide in the future.
Our previous Adult Social Care strategy saw a real focus on independence and wellbeing.
Whilst we have made progress in a number of areas, 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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has really demonstrated the solidarity that already exists across our communities, from supporting with the delivery of food parcels and medication, to streets coming together to clap for carers and organise activities to support those that were isolated.
Having a new 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 tax payers who pay for adult social care
How to have your say
If you're interested in the future of Adult Social Care or have a recent experience of accessing support in South Tyneside, please get involved to share your views.
We would like to hear from people from all backgrounds in South Tyneside aged 18 and over.
This consultation will run from Monday 13 September to midnight on Tuesday 30 November 2021.
If you would like to take part in a telephone or face to face discussion to share your recent experience as part of a case study then email us at email@example.com and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with you.
Complete the survey
You can also complete the following survey to tell us your views:
We want to make sure that as many different communities in South Tyneside have the chance to get involved.
If you run a local voluntary group or charity, let us know if you would like us to attend one of your virtual meetings.
Register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, area of interest within Social Care, organisation (if applicable) and the date of your workshop that you would like us to attend.
What happens next
After the consultation closes on Tuesday 30 November, the results will be reported back to the Council's Cabinet in January 2022.