Agenda item

Adult Social Care Strategy for Rotherham 2024-27

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




1.    That Cabinet approve the Rotherham Adult Social Care Strategy (2024 – 2027.)


Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the new Rotherham Adult Social Care Strategy (2024-2027) which was attached as Appendix 1 to the report. In April 2023, Cabinet had given approval to refresh the Council’s strategy for Adult Social Care. A 3 months consultation period with key stakeholders on the future vision, values, themes and priorities had followed. The report detailed the outcomes of this consultation, and an analysis of the consultation was included at Appendix 2 to the report.

55% of the respondents to the consultation felt that the new vision for Adult Social Care should be to “enable every resident with care and support needs to live their best lives, with the people they value, close to home and with access to the right support at the right time.” Respondents had also fed back regarding what the Council should consider when delivering the new vision. Details of these were included at paragraph 2.3 of the report. This feedback had been incorporated into the “Our Priorities” section of the Strategy.


There had been a focus throughout the new Strategy on simplifying language to ensure it was fully accessible. The Strategy had been designed into sections, with simpler language and with clear outcomes to ensure action could be measured and quantifiable over the next 3 year term.

In addition, the Council’s Adult Social Care Service wanted to ensure a stronger voice in co-producing and co-designing services. 24% of respondents indicated that they wanted to get involved in a new Co-production Panel for Adult Social Care. The Service was currently developing the approach and it was intended to launch the Panel in early 2024. Progress on delivering the priorities would be reported to Cabinet annually as part of the Local Account for Adult Social Care – ‘How Did We Do?’ report.




1.    That Cabinet approve the Rotherham Adult Social Care Strategy (2024 –2027.)

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