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Adult Social Care become part of the Early Help and Support Service - November 2016
Adult Social Care moved under the Early Help and Support Service area within the Council following a restructure of the Senior Management team in January.
Early Help and Support will provide a number of locality-based early help and targeted services for children, young people and adult services, developing appropriate systems for support planning and enabling community centred approaches for health, well-being and community safety for vulnerable individuals and households. We are also establishing a business support service across children, young people and adult services, capable of supporting the proposed transformation.
The Assistant Director for Early Help and Support will work closely with the Director of Children's and Adult Services to deliver the required system change and have a key role to play in developing integrated working practice across public and voluntary sector services. This post will be designated the Statutory Officer 'Director of Adult Social Services (DASS)' and will be the Caldicott Guardian.
Continued cuts to Government funding means savings need to be made and there is a need to prioritise and focus on the things that matter most as past service arrangements may no longer be sustainable financially in the future. The Early Help and Support Service is therefore in the process of restructuring with an aim to support the Council's priority to develop a Co-operative Borough model and is based on the principles as outlined in Being the Change, a Vision for Telford and Wrekin. The proposals will reduce costs and maximise efficiency whilst maintaining key services.
The Vision for the Early Help and Support Service is that it becomes an all age service working alongside other partners and community members completely immersed in communities supporting adults, children and families. The primary purpose of the service will be to reduce demand on statutory higher tier more expensive services such as social care by targeting support to our most complex families whilst strengthening early help prevention working arrangements to ensure individuals are supported to get the "Right Help at the Right Time" to live active healthy independent lifestyles by utilising their own networks and community assets. We will maintain a focus on safeguarding adults and children at all times.
Working relationships with our partners, including providers, NHS England, clinical commissioning groups, public health, education services and voluntary, community and faith groups and town and parish councils are key. By working together we will develop initiatives capable of building community capacity that will facilitate a reduction of support required from public services.
More information will be available as new teams form.
Last updated: 27/01/2023 09:09