Pratima Solanki, Director of Adult Social Care and All-age Disability, updated the Panel regarding the continued programme of transformation of the adult social care.
Pratima discussed the four major work streams and updated the committee on progress since the last meeting. The report presented to the Panel gave full details of progress under each workstream and confirmed that two Members learning events were to be held in July on Direct Payments
Workstream 1: A life not a care plan.
Focuses on changing the culture, communication with Adult Services and stakeholders.
Continuing to work with service user group, specifically around learning disabilities,
Vision- personalised service budgets to 'have a life' not a care plan'
Workstream 2: A new operating Model
Focuses on designing and implementing an operating model to support demand and the signposting of clients. Pratima advised the Panel that the Council were reviewing the structure of Adult Services at the higher level and recruitment was underway for Head of Service and Director role.
Over 65 services are currently spilt into many different teams these would be bought together.
0-65 and 0-25 SEN looking to amalgamate service from October 2016
Front door' - assets based assessments, changing attitudes
Safeguarding - high number of referrals but not all safeguarding- a triage service will help reduce this by over 30%
Referral format is being revised to ensure that needs and services are more joined up
Workstream 3: A financial sustainable model of Adult Social Care.
Focuses of demand management, financial control, value for money and efficiency services.
Workstream 4: Commissioning for Personalisation.
Focuses on achieving outcomes and a sustainable model for Adult Social Care.
The Chair thanked officers for their work.
The Panel RESOLVED to note the content of the report.