Councillor Tamoor Tariq, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, presented the report which set out a suite of documents that defined the Bury Adult Social Care commitment to housing and the significant work programme underway to deliver our ambitious priorities, drive improvement across key outcomes and ensure the people of Bury with additional needs are supported to live as independently as possible, and when required, receive support in the right way, at the right time and in the right place.
1. Approved the Bury Adult Social Care for those with additional needs Vision, Strategy and Market Position Statement for sharing with stakeholders; and
2. Approved the ambitious work programme for adults with additional needs housing.
Reasons for the decision:
The Bury Adult Social Care for those with additional needs Vision, Strategy and Market Position Statement sets out the pathway and ambitious work programme that will:
· Meet our statutory obligations set out in the Adult Social Care White Paper ‘People at the heart of care’, requiring a local and joint health and social care plan and response housing solutions.
· Developing a framework to attract a proportion of the proposed £300million government funding to integrate housing into local health and care strategies, with a focus on increasing the range of new supported housing.
· Prepares Adult Social Care for the future CQC inspection regime.
· Provide local homes for those with additional needs now and in the future.
· Increase housing choices for our older generation and adults with specialist needs, enabling an increased number of people living independently at home.
· Encourage enterprise to drive inclusive economic growth through our business community, enterprising innovation, and creative solutions to housing issues.
· Work collaboratively to design quality, fit for purpose homes for people with additional needs in Bury. Reviewing, designing and shaping homes in coproduction with service users, their carers and family. Working together to ensure inclusivity throughout the housing agenda.
· Taking a strengths based approach to recognise the assets and strengths of communities and the people within, empowering their independence, choice, and control for positive housing solutions.
· Enabling more people to remain in borough, in the community of their choice, closer to family and friends, driving efficiencies and reduced cost whilst enabling better quality outcomes for individuals.
· Aligns to the ‘Let’s Do It’ strategy, service user engagement and the Adult Social Care White Paper ‘People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform’ which puts the spotlight on making every decision about care, a decision about housing.
Other options considered and rejected:
The alternative is to ignore the outcomes of the significant work and engagement with our stakeholders over the past fifteen months, which is not feasible as demand would remain unmet and the Local Authority would be unable to achieve its statutory obligations.