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Adult Social Care Strategy 2022 - 2026


  1. Overview
  2. Why we're changing the strategy
  3. Who the strategy affects
  4. The draft Adult Social Care Strategy


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

The draft Adult Social Care Strategy

View the draft Adult Social Care Strategy:

Living Better Lives 2022 - 2026 (online version)
Living Better Lives 2022 - 2026 (PDF)2.71MB

This information is available in easy read format: 
Our 5 year plan for adult social care in South Tyneside 2022-2026 (easy read)2.64MB

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Consultation on this draft strategy closed on 31 December 2021. The findings are currently being considered and a final version of the strategy will be updated shortly.

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