Adults & Health Cabinet Member – Minutes – 30 October 2017

3 (3) ADULT SOCIAL CARE LOCAL ACCOUNT 2016/17 – The Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing submitted a report seeking approval for the publication of the Adult Social Care Local Account 2016/17.

The council produced a local account or annual report every year.  It told local citizens what services to adults had been doing over the year, how well services were meeting outcomes, key developments and outlined priorities for the coming year.

These accounts were important because they helped to make the council answerable to the community it served and strengthened relationships. The report provided facts and figures about performance and expenditure to describe how the council delivered care and support to adults with care needs.

Local accounts were a useful tool for planning improvements.  By sharing information in this way with people who used services the document encouraged engagement and invited feedback on their experiences. The council also used local accounts to publish key developments within adult services and provided the public with useful information on new services available to them.

The report gave details of what was achieved against the council’s priorities between April 2016 and March 2017, along with what was planned for the coming year.

Resolved – That the publication of the Adult Social Local Account 2016-17 be approved.

The corresponding report of the following item (Minute 4 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

4  (4) REVIEW OF INTERMEDIATE CARE WITHIN ADULT AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING – The Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing submitted a report seeking approval of a review of intermediate care.

The council vision for vulnerable adults was that they were both supported and safe from the risk of abuse, and that lives were transformed through access to strong universal, targeted and specialist services.  The council aim was to provide help at the earliest point and at the lowest level of service provision.  The council wanted to ensure as many people as possible were well, safe, prosperous and connected and active in their communities for as long as possible.

The Care Act (2014) placed a responsibility on councils to ensure that people in the area received services that prevented, reduced and delayed their need for long term care and support.

The review of the services elements that together made up the intermediate care service had considered the role, function and responsibility of the service and its interface with health and other partner agencies.  The proposals aimed to further enhance service delivery and ensured good outcomes for all vulnerable people and their carers.

The report set out the proposals, including the financial implications.

Resolved – That the review of the intermediate care within Adults and Community Wellbeing, as set out in the report and accompanying appendix, be approved.

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Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.