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Sustainable Social Services. Presentation to Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee 18 th July 2011 Abigail Harris Corporate Director of Wellbeing Bridgend County Borough Council. Sustainable social services in Bridgend. Context in Wales Overview of SS in Wales

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Sustainable social services

Sustainable Social Services

Presentation to Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee

18th July 2011

Abigail Harris

Corporate Director of Wellbeing

Bridgend County Borough Council


Sustainable social services in bridgend

Sustainable social services in Bridgend

  • Context in Wales

  • Overview of SS in Wales

  • Challenges

  • Outline SSS

  • Challenge for Bridgend


Setting the context

Setting the context

  • “Improvement is enabled through collaboration, integration and innovation across sectoral and geographical boundaries.” Carwyn Jones

  • Welsh Government distinctive approach to public services:

    • Putting people first

    • Working together collaboratively to deliver better services

    • Developing a world class workforce

    • Securing better value

    • Relentlessly driving change


Social services in wales

Social Services in Wales

  • 22 democratically elected bodies

  • Control through detailed targets and inspection

  • Journey of success –

    • Independent Commission – “From Vision to Action”

    • “Learning from the Journey” – CSSIW

    • Chief Inspectors Annual Reports


The scale of activity in wales

The scale of activity in Wales

Some examples (31.03.10)

  • 5,160 children are looked after

  • 2,730 children on child protection register

  • Around 11.5 million hours of home care delivered every year

  • 6,741 adult protection referrals received by local authority social services

  • Services delivered by around 1,800 providers

  • 70,000 staff

  • £1.4 billion net expenditure by LAs in Wales


Why the challenge

Why – the challenge

  • Changing social context

    • Families

    • Communities

    • Voice and control

    • Rights

    • Fragmentation

  • Demography

  • Demand and resources

  • Consistency

    Unsustainable

    Retrenchment or renewal


The principles

The Principles

  • A strong voice and real control

  • Supporting each other

  • Safety

  • Respect

  • Recovery, restoration and reablement

  • Adjusting to new circumstances

  • Stability

  • Simplicity

  • Professionalism


Sustainability taking action

Sustainability: Taking Action

  • National direction and leadership, local accountability

    • new accord in our relationships

  • Cutting down on duplication and complexity – improving consistency

    • One adoption service for Wales

    • national eligibility framework and a portable assessment of need for adult social care

    • Doing everything 22 times – not an option

  • Citizen directed

    • Develop a model of self-directed support

  • Integration

    • Integrated Family Support Services

    • Re-ablement as the basis of an integrated health and social care model


Sustainability taking action1

Sustainability: Taking Action

  • Collaboration

    • Commissioning on regional basis

    • Support infrastructure

    • Strong partnership with providers

  • Supporting staff to get it right first time

    • career grades and professionalisation

    • less guidance and regulation

    • Current model of assessment and care management ‘is one that is not fit for the next stage of development.’

  • Streamlining and strengthening regulation of services and the workforce

    • Service providers and commissioners responsible for quality and safety

    • Reducing the burden of inspection


What happens next

What happens next?

Building on a position of strength

  • SEWIC and MWWIC

  • Remodelling of adult social care

    • Outcome focused care planning – promoting independent living

    • Citizen directed support

    • Integrated reablement

    • Good partnerships with the provider sector

    • 10 year commissioning plan

  • Collaboration

    • VOG MoU – SCDWP and shared lives

    • NPT and Swansea – Mental health and learning disabilities


The next steps

The next steps

  • Initial response to Welsh Government by 1st July

  • Detailed proposals by 1st December


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