Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Mental health social work services for adults in West Sussex are delivered through an agreement with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT). This includes the secondment of social workers employed by the Council to SPFT. Services are funded by a pooled budget with West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The arrangements have been reviewed to ensure they are fit for purpose, local and national drivers, duties and plans. The partners have developed a new operating model for the service to be delivered by the Council replacing the current arrangement but ensuring robust and effective joint working. Proposals include new processes and new workforce structures to create a single unit within the Council for working age and older people’s social care teams.
The Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve a new model for the Community Mental Health social work service with a phased implementation from January 2021 and with minimal impact on those accessing services.
The Executive Director Adults and Health has approved a new operating model for the Adult Mental Health Service, as set out in paragraph 2 of the report. The new model would be introduced in a phased approach from January 2021.
Publication date: 07/12/2020
Date of decision: 07/12/2020
Effective from: 17/12/2020