Individuals will be however be given information and assistance to help them select the right support or may be offered services from other agencies.
Local Authority is the lead agency for the strategic partnership. The safeguarding Board is chaired by an independent chair. There is a well established service user forum which receives reports of the work of the Board and is able to contribute ideas and challenge. We would be very happy to provide training on safeguarding to the Link. The Board is also wishing to establish a relationship with the Link/Healthwatch and to see what contribution can be made in helping to improve quality of services and ensure that our safeguarding service is effective. We have had approximately 500\\ referrals for safeguarding 2010/11.
Once people qualify for a social care service we work with them to provide a short-term package of support which we call ‘Enablement’. Is short term six weeks.
Currently 55% of people who go through our home care enablement service do not require ongoing support at the end of their enablement package. Move on Plan PB
The Personal Budget Questionnaire and Support Plan includes multiple-choice questions. A social care professional will discuss your answers with you and possibly with others that know you well. This will help Adult Social Services to make sure that we are realistic about what your social care budget could be. Aim to get everyone on PB currently around 2000 people
We support 1 in 3 of the over 85s in the Borough 1 in 10 of the 65-84 cohort 1 in 85 younger adults – 18-64
A helpful way to cover the challenges and changes in respect of Adult Social Care is for me to give you a brief over overview of the recently published vision
Adult Social Services in Barnet Mathew Kendall Assistant Director Transformation and Resources
Through self-directed support , we aim to promote the independence of adults who need support, enabling them to live safely in their own homes where possible, and to encourage their participation in the community .
We provide a range of specific services that help residents and carers in meeting these aims.
Mrs S has advanced Multiple Sclerosis. She transferred from a traditional care package to a Personal Budget
She had changed agencies several times because relationships with carers and their managers kept breaking down. She was depressed because she felt she had no control over her care and was unable to make any decisions.
After receiving her Personal Budget, she was able to employ her own carers and her wishes about timings for her care and tasks to be completed were included in her Support Plan.
With the help of a Personal Assistant, she has also started to improve her social situation and really take control of her life.
Principle of partnership and plurality will result in diverse workforce .
Skills for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care to publish new workforce strategy to support vision
Personal Assistant strategy to be published in 2011
Greater focus on apprenticeships for professional roles and new care worker role in home and residential care
Effective occupational health is key to driving down high sickness levels
Social workers to play key role in community development to harness support of communities to look out for those in need. Invitations to establish Social work practice pilots – 2011
Conclusion “ This vision demonstrates the Government’s values of freedom, fairness and responsibility, shifting power from central to local, from state to citizen, from provider to people who use services…….. The spending review prioritised resources for social care and partnership working with the NHS…… This demonstrates the importance that the Government attaches to social care services…….. It is now up to councils, working with their local communities and those who already provide care as a carer, family member or neighbour to make a a reality of this vision”.