Issue details

Approval of the Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care AH18 18/19

The County Council has set out a vision and strategy for Adult Social Care that details the ambition for West Sussex to continue to be a great place to grow older and an inclusive place for all adults with disabilities, mental health issues and their carers. 


To support this goal, within the context of an ageing population and a challenging financial position, adult services needs to change.  Furthermore adult services needs to make progress on the requirement to achieve integrated services with the NHS.


The strategy to deliver the vision is to work at a local level and support individuals to remain outside of services for as long as possible, maximising individual strengths and local assets to support this outcome.  Reviewing customer pathways to support these goals, adopting a different approach to commissioning, changing our in-house provider offer and supporting a resilient workforce will all contribute to the delivery of this strategy. 


Working with partners and stakeholders to co-produce future delivery models and provide jointed up services is also fundamental. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2018

Decision due: March 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Contact: Sarah Farragher, Head of Adult Services Improvement Programme Email: Tel: 033 022 28403.

Consultation process

Representations should be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


External - Consultation will commence on the 15th November 2018 and run until the 14th December 2018 via the “have your say” section of the website, accompanied by a survey, this will include an ‘easy read’ version.  Paper copies of these documents will be provided on request by contacting the report author.


Notifications about the consultation containing website links will be sent out through all stakeholder networks including: The District and Boroughs, Health Watch, Carers and other Voluntary Sector Organisations. Letters will be sent to key Chief Officers within the local health organisations and District and Boroughs as well as all local MP’s.


Internal - The vision and strategy will be discussed and shared at Health and Social Care Select Committee (HASC) on the 15th November 2018 and Information with links for staff will be sent out through internal communication channels

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan - 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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