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.
Why we're changing the strategy
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