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Consultation: Have your say on the draft 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care in South Tyneside

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Why we're changing the strategy
  3. Who the strategy affects
  4. How to have your say
  5. What happens next

Overview

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.

View the draft adult social care strategy:

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

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

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.

Online and face to face sessions

Join us for one our online Zoom workshops in September and October. For details, see Eventbrite: Have your say with South Tyneside Adult Social Care.

You can also come along to one of our drop-in sessions and meet members of the Adult Social Care Team in person:

  • Thursday 30 September, 2pm to 5pm at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre
  • Thursday 14 October, 10am to 1pm at The Word
  • Thursday 14 October, 2pm to 5pm at Marsden Road Health Centre
  • Tuesday 19 October, 1pm to 4pm at Hebburn Central
  • Wednesday 20 October, 2pm to 5pm at Jarrow Focus

Email and telephone

If you have your own ideas about how we can support people to Live Better Lives, please share these with us by emailing them to livingbetterlives@southtyneside.gov.uk.

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 livingbetterlives@southtyneside.gov.uk 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:

Have your say on the draft 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care in South Tyneside

Paper copies of the questionnaire are available on request by calling 0191 424 6000.

If you need help to complete the questionnaire or have any questions about the consultation,
please call 0191 424 6000 or email livingbetterlives@southtyneside.gov.uk.

Attend a co-production session

We want to make sure the vision reflects the values, needs and aspirations of local people and that everyone's voice is heard, whilst co-producing and designing services with local people.

We would like to ask those that use our services and carers to take part in a series of 2 events to find out what a good life means for you and how working together with social care can support this.

It's important we use this information and work together to help shape our final vision and strategy. 

The events will be facilitated by the independent Charity the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). To find out more about SCIE, vist Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

You will need to attend at least 2 sessions each, either online via Zoom, or face to face depending upon your preference.

The sessions take place on:

  • Session 1: Tuesday 12 October, 11am to 12.30pm (Online)
  • Session 1: Wednesday 20 October, 11am to 2pm at Jarrow Focus
  • Session 2: Tuesday 16 November, 10am to 11.30am (Online)
  • Session 2: Tuesday 23 November, 11am to 2pm at Jarrow Focus

You will get a £25 voucher to say thank you for your time.

If you would like more information or to be part of the events, please contact Lesley.Carlisle@southtyneside.gov.uk.

Continuing the conversation

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 livingbetterlives@southtyneside.gov.uk 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.

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