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Consultation launches on West Berkshire's Adult Social Care Strategy

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Posted by: Communications team on 01 November 2021 12:27
Categories: November 2021
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Issued on: 1 November 2021

West Berkshire Council are launching a consultation on the draft Adult Social Care Strategy (2022-2026), to give service users, staff and other local people and organisations the opportunity to share their thoughts on what the priorities should be over the coming years.

The Adult Social Care service delivers a wide range of specialist support and activities to help people who are living with disability or physical or mental illness to ensure their needs are met and they can live life as independently as possible and stay safe and well.

Councillor Joanne Stewart, West Berkshire's Executive Member&nbsp said,

"The recent announcements by the government regarding the proposed reforms to the social care system as part of their 'Build Back Better' plans mean it is perfect timing for us to set in our minds what our social care priorities should be in the coming years.

"Our Adult Social Care teams do great work across the region every day looking after our residents. As we emerge from the pandemic and start to understand the long term effects of Covid-19 and 'Long Covid' on our health and social care needs, it will undoubtedly be a changed landscape to what we might have predicted 12 months ago.

"The strategy document is intended to give West Berkshire Council guiding principles and areas of particular focus, aligning to our Council Strategy. It will also ensure our teams and care service providers will keep those residents who need our care support, safe and well looked after, now and in future years"

The strategy sets out the principles and standards which everyone should expect from the Adult Social Care service and raises awareness of the important services we offer.

The Adult Social Care team want to hear views from across the community to help to develop and enrich the final strategy. To feedback you can complete the short survey online or you can request hard copies by contacting the team.

The team will also be talking with relevant groups and organisations who can help to inform the strategy, including the Learning Disability Partnership Board, the Autism Partnership Board and the Locality Integration Board, as well as independent provider organisations.

The survey will be open until 5.00pm on Monday 3rd January 2022. Feedback will then be incorporated and the strategy will be finalised and signed off by elected members of the council in spring 2022.

The full strategy, survey and further information are available on our Consultation and Engagement Hub

If you have any questions about the consultation, please email paul.coe@westberks.gov.uk

You can find more about Adult Social Care in West Berkshire online

Last modified: 22 November 2021 13:18

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