Issue details

New model of delivery for Community Mental Health social work for adults in West Sussex

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 Interim Executive Director 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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/09/2020

Representations made

 

Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group have worked in partnership with the Council to develop the proposals. Internal consultation has taken place with Finance, HR and Legal services and the Adults and Health Leadership Team as well as the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.

 

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Decision due: October 2020 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Alan Adams, Interim Executive Director for Adults & Health (DASS) alan.adams@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Alison Nuttall, Head of All-Age Commissioning Email: alison.nuttall@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 25936.

Consultation process

Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group have worked in partnership with the Council to develop the proposals. Internal consultation has taken place with Finance, HR and Legal services and the Adults and Health Leadership Team as well as the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.

 

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

 

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Safe, Strong and Sustainable Place

Background papers

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