Agenda item

Adult Social Care Local Account 2022-23


Report from the Strategic Director for Adult Care, Housing and Public Health.




That Cabinet resolves to:


1.    Approve the publication of the ‘How Did We Do?’ Adult Social Care Local Account for 2022 – 2023.



Consideration was given to the report which presented the ‘How Did We Do?’ Adult Social Care Local Account. The Account summarised the achievements of adult social care from the last twelve months and set out the Council’s Adult Social Care’s priorities for the coming year. These priorities were aligned to the Council Year Ahead Delivery Plan and the Adult Social Care Service Plan. The Account also celebrated the hard work and dedication of the workforce and provided case studies to reflect the real impact of adult social care on residents.


The Local Account was last published in Rotherham in 2017 and was attached to the report at Appendix 2. Since then, the Council had not been required to publish the Local Account. However, this approach changed in 2022, as local Council’s commenced their preparedness ready for inspection by the Care Quality Commission from 2023/24.


The Local Account:


·       Set out the Council’s adult social care ambitions for residents.

·       Focused on safeguarding vulnerable adults.

·       Provided data insights about the people supported and how their needs had been met.

·       Outlined how adult social care used resources to meet people’s needs.

·       Looked at achievements over the preceding 12 months.

·       Reported on the independent care sector and commissioning activities.

·       Provided a voice for residents in relation to complaints and compliments.

·       Illustrated the impact of the “best work of our lives.”


With formal regulation commencing in 2024 of Council Adult Social Care

departments by CQC, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) had recommended that Local Accounts of adult social care performance were formally published. It would also align Rotherham’s approach with that of other Council’s within the South Yorkshire region.




1.    That Cabinet approve the publication of the ‘How Did We Do?’ Adult Social Care Local Account for 2022-2023.


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