Commissioning lies at the heart of providing good quality social care. It drives all that we do to deliver personalised outcomes for the residents of Surrey.
Commissioning is the process by which local authorities decide how to spend their money to get the best possible outcomes for individuals and communities, based on local needs.
Our commissioning cycle shows the process we use for commissioning. People we serve, carers and partners are at the heart of our commissioning cycle. This means they are involved at all stages and we make sure that people's views and experiences are heard, taken into account and strongly influence how we get the best possible services: we call this co-design.
As co-design is so important to us in Commissioning, we have developed an Engagement Protocol. The document below shows in more detail how people are involved in the different stages of the commissioning cycle.
Our jointly agreed commissioning principles openly show our values. They help us to have a consistent approach across the different groups of people who use adult social care and their carers.
The Commissioning Service within Adult Social Care and the Public Health Team in Surrey have jointly developed commissioning profiles for each district and borough within Surrey. These profiles are a high level illustration of adult social care and health need and commissioning responses to that identified need. They are revised on an annual basis.