Cabinet agrees plans for the future of adult care services

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ADULTS needing care services in Suffolk will soon begin seeing changes designed to keep them healthier, happier and in their own homes for longer.

 

Cabinet agrees plans for the future of adult care services
 
ADULTS needing care services in Suffolk will soon begin seeing changes designed to keep them healthier, happier and in their own homes for longer.
 
Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has approved plans which will see a major shift towards providing services and information which prevent people from needing more expensive and life changing care.
 
The new approach is to be piloted in Felixstowe from April 2012, with a view to rolling out across the rest of the county within a year.
 
The new way of delivering care and support services involves a greater emphasis on enabling people to live healthy lives so they can remain independent for as long as possible.
 
The change is estimated to save the county council £3.7million by 2013/14.
 
The Cabinet recognised how the county council cannot deliver this new approach alone. It is important to engage fully with stakeholders and communities in Suffolk as the council moves forward with the new way of service delivery.
 
Councillor Colin Noble, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder responsible for adult care, said: “I am pleased Cabinet has recognised the need for us to take a different approach to how adult services are delivered in Suffolk.
 
“We have achieved significant change in the delivery of adult and community services over the last five years but further change is needed if we are to ensure a personalised approach for everyone.
 
“By changing our approach to intervene earlier we will reduce the number of severe cases and requirements for long term care- helping people to be independent for longer.”
Following the Dilnot Commission’s recent report on the funding of care and support, the Government has stated its wish to reform the delivery of social care plans. The change in Suffolk to a more preventative service is in line with the government’s intention to adapt how adult social care services are to be delivered.
For a full copy of the Cabinet report please visit: http://committeeminutes.suffolkcc.gov.uk/meeting.aspx?d=21/02/2012&c=The%20Cabinet

 

 

 

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ADULTS needing care services in Suffolk will soon begin seeing changes designed to keep them healthier, happier and in their own homes for longer.

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet has approved plans which will see a major shift towards providing services and information which prevent people from needing more expensive and life changing care.

The new approach is to be piloted in Felixstowe from April 2012, with a view to rolling out across the rest of the county within a year.

The new way of delivering care and support services involves a greater emphasis on enabling people to live healthy lives so they can remain independent for as long as possible.

The change is estimated to save the county council £3.7million by 2013/14.

The Cabinet recognised how the county council cannot deliver this new approach alone. It is important to engage fully with stakeholders and communities in Suffolk as the council moves forward with the new way of service delivery.

Councillor Colin Noble, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder responsible for adult care, said:

“I am pleased Cabinet has recognised the need for us to take a different approach to how adult services are delivered in Suffolk.

“We have achieved significant change in the delivery of adult and community services over the last five years but further change is needed if we are to ensure a personalised approach for everyone.

“By changing our approach to intervene earlier we will reduce the number of severe cases and requirements for long term care- helping people to be independent for longer.”

Following the Dilnot Commission’s recent report on the funding of care and support, the Government has stated its wish to reform the delivery of social care plans. The change in Suffolk to a more preventative service is in line with the government’s intention to adapt how adult social care services are to be delivered.

For a full copy of the Cabinet report please visit: