Adult Social Care and Health Strategy Consultation – open until 31 March 2019

Primary interest

Reading Borough Council is consulting on their priorities for Adult Social Care over the next three years and is looking for feedback from community partners and residents. You can download the draft strategy, Supporting Our Future, from the RBC website and complete the online survey or post in your comments.

Reading Borough Council says:

We have developed a set of priorities for Adult Social Care over the next three years to ensure we prioritise early help, value individuals and achieve efficiencies. Please tell us what you think of these priorities and how we can work with you … to meet these. Your feedback will help us to work out a detailed plan to get us to where we need to be so that Reading residents receive excellent care and support from a sustainable local system.

In her introduction to Supporting Our Future, Seona Douglas, Director of Adults and Health Services, says that the strategy sets out how RBC will:

  • Continue to focus on early intervention and overall prevention in care, offering people alternatives to support them better at home.
  • Develop more cost-effective ways to deliver social care.
  • Work to develop more integrated health and social care, maximising important joint resources, and the sharing of skills across teams and partners.
  • Working with system partners to continue reducing demand for care, targeting resources towards community prevention and in supporting self-help approaches through strength-based practice.
Further information

For more information see the RBC website. The consultation is open until 31 March 2019 – you can complete the online survey or send your comments to:

Lorraine Goud, (Interim) Head of Strategic Commissioning and Wellbeing
Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre