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Issue - meetings

Adult Social Care - update on the implementation of the transformation programme

Meeting: 11/09/2018 - Health Select Committee (Item 70)

70 Adult Social Care - update on the implementation of the transformation programme

To receive an update on the implementation of the Adult Social Care transformation programme. Report to follow.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Cllr Jerry Wickham, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection, and Carlton Brand, Corporate Director of Communication, Transport and Resources, gavean update on the implementation of the Adult Social Care transformation programme.

 

It has been identified that there was a need to deliver more savings across the social care service and that more work would need be done to recruit and retain staff.

 

It was noted that Carlton Brand had taken over the responsibilities for adult social care and was keen to carry on driving the transformation programme forward. Since the transformation programme went live, just under £1 million had been saved. Other recent successes included: the first three Local Area Coordinators starting in September and the Help to Live at Home programme recently going live.

 

In response to a question, it was agreed that performance data could be brought to the committee on a quarterly basis, following work with partners to produce metrics to measure the data.

 

In response to a question regarding recruitment and retention challenges, it was explained that the management within the service area was being looked at in terms of selection, management, growth and retention. Nationally there was a skills shortage in the adult social care sector and the transformation programme had a dedicated section for recruitment and tackling the issue in Wiltshire.

 

A fundamental part of the programme and service area was to build and nurture relationship with partners and communities. Health and Wellbeing Boards linked to Area Boards played an important role in helping to understand local communities and their needs.

 

It was noted that it was a complex programme working with many partners whose objectives did not always align, which could impact on the success of the delivery of the programme. The partnerships would need to be nurtured, monitored and frequent communication maintained, to ensure the programme was successful.

 

The committee considered the issue of recognition and sustainable support for carers and the need to ensure carers had a clear picture of the support that is available to them.

 

At the end it was;

 

Resolved

 

To note the report and to receive (quarterly) performance score card at committee meetings to monitor the delivery of the Adult Social Care Transformation Programme.

To receive an update at the next meeting on creating a list (or clear picture) of help and support available for carers.


 

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