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Sefton’s social care plans for the future as new strategies approved

Sefton Council, along with NHS partners, is looking ahead and planning for the future as new strategies for Adult Social Care were approved.

The strategies set out an integrated approach to the delivery of Adult Social Care in Sefton with a model built around the needs of Sefton’s population and the recognition that care and support should be tailored to a person dependent on their needs and the life they choose to lead.

 

Care Homes

The Care Homes Strategy represents a shared commitment across the NHS and the Council to continue to support and develop the market with a strong focus on the provision of high quality services. The strategy is a statement of intent to continue to work closely together in the wake of the pandemic and improve outcomes and tailor support for care home residents.

 

Technology Enabled Care Solutions

The Technology Enabled Care Solutions Strategy gives us the opportunity to be innovative  and ambitious in how we plan to help all people to stay healthy and avoid complications that may lead to further health and social care needs. TECS can support independent living and  self-care and empowers our residents to own their own care.

 

Intermediate Care Strategy

The Intermediate Care Strategy takes an integrated approach, both in commissioning and provision of services to ensure the best outcomes for people in Sefton. This ensures that both the social care and healthcare needs of individuals are assessed and met within a holistic approach.

 

The three strategies together outline a future for adult health and social care services that are integrated and deliver outstanding care and support across our community and improving outcomes for the people of Sefton.

 

Cllr Paul Cummins, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Sefton Council said:

“I am thrilled the Health and Wellbeing Board have approved these three strategies which represents a clear statement of intent to working in a more integrated way to deliver safe, good quality and outcome focussed services to people in Sefton

“By capitalising  on  new  and  emerging  technology, we have the opportunity to provide a modern model of continuous, coordinated care centred on the individual, with professionals  acting in partnership with the person to improve their health and wellbeing and providing top quality care and support to lead the lives they choose.”  

 

Fiona Taylor, Chief Officer, NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport and Formby CCGs said:

“These strategies are ambitious and much needed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential that we work together more closely on health and social care and that we continue to support each other to deliver the best outcomes for the people of Sefton.

“We are pleased that the Health and Wellbeing Board approved our direction of travel as the future of health and social care in Sefton depends on all partners working closely and moving in the same direction to ensure we have a service built around the needs of Sefton’s population.”

 

The Health and Wellbeing board is made up of elected members and officers from a range of partners including police, fire, NHS, advocacy groups and the voluntary sector.

For more information on the most recent meeting, please visit our website