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Council leads the way in supporting adults

Council leads the way in supporting adults

14 July 2016

The council’s ‘Services to Adults Market Position Statement 2016-18’ was presented to North Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet on 12 July 2016.

The Statement sets out the strategic direction of the council and enables providers of health and social care services to understand the needs of vulnerable adults in North Lincolnshire. It helps develop, shape and create innovative services based on the needs of the local area and the things that people have said matter to them.

The views of people, organisations and partnerships have informed the Statement. The council continues to work with the Carers Advisory Partnership and the Cross Sector Provider Partnership. Their insight into the needs of people and providers has been invaluable in developing the statement.

The Statement sets out the vision for developing local services and solutions:

• Focus on enabling people to stay healthy, safe, independent and well, with a focus on early help and prevention
• Enable people to have a choice of provision
• Ensure that those who need support most, receive it
• Provide a joined up service

Cllr Julie Reed, Cabinet Member for Adults and Families at North Lincolnshire Council said,

“A vibrant social care and support sector is essential to deliver our priorities and offer the best provision possible for adults who need help.

“Our ‘Services to Adults Market Position Statement 2016-18’ ensures providers have a clear indication of our priorities and direction.

“There are now seven community wellbeing hubs in North Lincolnshire; Scunthorpe, Barton, Brigg Epworth, Crowle, Broughton and Winterton. Over 1,000 people have already registered to use the hubs which offer universal services to most, while providing targeted and specialist support to the most vulnerable.

“The staff at the hubs have access to a lot of local information; they are very knowledgeable and helpful. The hubs, along with the Adult Information Service, are a great resource that provides personalised advice about social care and support to carers and those receiving care.

“We continue to provide targeted support for those who may need rehabilitation services at Sir John Mason House and by the Community Support and Enabling Support Teams.

“We will work with providers to develop improved specialist provision for a range of people including those who have dementia, and people with learning disabilities.”

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First Published:14 July 2016