Report from the Strategic Director for Adult Care, Housing and Public Health.
That Cabinet resolves to:
1. Approve a refresh of the Adult Social Care vision and strategy.
2. Agree to the refreshed Adult Social Care strategy being presented back in early 2024 for formal approval prior to implementation.
Consideration was given to the report submitted which was to support the future delivery of adult social care, the report proposed to refresh the Adult Social Care Strategy, vision and future priorities.
The report described the changing legislative and statutory environment for adult social care since the implementation of the 2017 – 2020 Adult Social Care Strategy and identified a clear rationale for developing a new strategy.
The Adult Social Care Development Programme was agreed at Cabinet in January 2016 and set out an ambitious transformation journey for the Service. The programme included development of an Adult Social Care Strategy, to clearly articulate the vision and priorities in Rotherham for people with care and support needs, their families and carers.
The Care Act 2014 reinforced a direction of travel to move away from traditional services to more personalised approaches. The 2017 – 2020 Adult Social Care Strategy supported this direction of travel by supporting residents in a way that builds on natural supports and maximises independence rather than creating and maintaining dependencies on service.
The recommendations were then proposed and seconded.
The Leader queried what engagement would look like with service users in Rotherham. It was clarified that co-production activities that have already happened over the last 12 months along with the insights from compliments, complaints and workshops would be utilised and this would also check whether the underpinning values would be fit for purpose.
1. Approved a refresh of the Adult Social Care vision and strategy.
2. Agreed to the refreshed Adult Social Care Strategy being presented back in early 2024 for formal approval prior to implementation.