ASSH Overview and
Scrutiny Panel 30th July
Transforming Social Care – The Change
By 2025, a quarter of the entire And expectations of public services
adult population will be over 65 will rise
“There are now 17 million
25% baby boomers marching
towards retirement with a
high set of demands and
15% a clear expectation of
what they want in
2004 2014 2024 (Age Concern 2004)
Projected % of England's adult
population aged 65 and over
We are living longer.
But are we living healthier lives?
Reform Strategy for the long-term funding for
people in need of care and support (October
HM Treasury announced a Green Paper “which will identify the
scale of the challenge, key issues and options for reform.” Target
date Spring 2008. Later changed in February 2008 when it was
announced that there would be a public engagement process
leading to the Green Paper.
CSCI – Review of Eligibility Criteria (April 2008)
“We are to make recommendations on how the system could be
changed to meet the Government’s vision of more personalised
Social Care Services.”
Consultation runs from April to 9th May 2008 to report to Minister
15th September 2008.
The Case for Change – Why England needs a
new care and support system.
Department of Health leading Consultation Process May –
Fair Access to Care Services (FACS)
4 levels: Critical
For 2007/08 73% of local authorities to
refuse care to everyone whose needs
were not considered to be “substantial”
“Putting People First” a shared vision and
commitment to the transformation of Adult
Social Care – December 2007
Concordat, 6 Government Departments, LGA, ADASS, NHS,
Independent Sector Providers, CSCI.
“Every locality should seek to have a single community based
support system … binding together Local Government,
Primary Care, Public Health, Social Care and the wider issues
of housing, employment, benefits, advice and
Transforming Social Care
Local Authority Circular 17th January 2008.
“A challenging agenda, which cannot be delivered by Social
• Establishes a collaborative
approach between central and
local government, the sector’s
professional leadership, providers
and the regulator
• Sets out shared aims and values
to guide transformation of adult
Followed in June 2008 by:-
“Putting People First”
Improving information and advice
Early intervention and prevention
Personalisation of services
- Housing, Adult Education, Employment
Strategic Needs Assessment
- Leading to strategic vision – Commissioning Strategies
- Developing user led organisations, engagement with
Social Care Reform Grant for North Somerset
Components of the
Transformation Process – to be in
place by March 2011
Integrated approach to working with the NHS and wider
local government partners, strategic shift towards
preventative model of care.
Commissioning strategy to stimulate development of high
Universal, joined up information and advice service. i.e.
irrespective of eligibility for public funding.
A simple, straight forward personal budget system – most
people eligible for support “should have a personal
Family members and carers to be involved as care
partners/training for carers.
Advocacy and other systems to support people in
exercising choice and control.
Progress in North Somerset
- PoPP Project – leading development of preventative
services and clarifying unmet needs.
- Transforming Social Care Project Board
- Implementation Plan by End July 2008
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and report on Older
People almost complete.
Commitments for ring fenced grant
• Project Manager - For appointment September
2008. Consultant started July
• Adult Care Planning - 6 month secondment June 2008.
Manager Self funders, Risk assessment,
• Self Directed Support - X2
• Accountancy Lead - Appointed
• Brokerage Manager - Appointed
• IT Infrastructure - Capital to be determined