Adult Social Care Vision
"Supporting people to live their best life"
People live their best life by connecting to their communities, embracing supportive technology and accessing joined-up support and care when needed, which delivers what matters to them.
Delivering this vision will mean:
- Are informed and able, or have the support, to make decisions about their lives
- Are enabled to be active, independent and have good wellbeing
- Are connected to their communities.
- Are enabled, empowered and supported
- Are valued and part of a modern, inclusive, nurturing workforce
- Can continually learn and progress in their careers
- All work together in a system which focuses on people's strengths
- Are valued and respected equally, with roles complementing one another
- Collaborate, share data and have joined up processes
Adult Social Care ambitions
- Developing an innovative, high-quality prevention approach, underpinned by an accessible digital offer for those residents who are able to self-serve to access information and advice on demand and personalised support for those who need it
- Transforming Surrey's reablement offer to support all people, from the community and following hospital discharge, who would benefit from personalised support to achieve their goals and to gain or re-gain skills, confidence and independence
- Improving mental health outcomes to maximise independence for Surrey's people through better early intervention, prevention, targeted and long-term support
- Delivering with partners modern, technology-enabled homes and accommodation models with the right care and support to enable people to live as independently as possible
- Working together as an effective and financially sustainable system, with place-based partners and residents to co-produce services, to deliver good outcomes for people, support them to access health and social care at the right time and in the right place
- Working in partnership to improve outcomes for young people in transition to adulthood to maximise their independence and live their best life
- Enhancing our commitment to consistent strengths-based approaches to prevent, reduce and delay reliance on, and demand for, long-term care
- Creating the environment for staff to develop, progress their careers and thrive in a respectful, inclusive workplace with a supportive culture.
Commissioning is the process by which local authorities look at local needs and decide how to spend their money to get the best possible outcome for individuals and communities.
Our Adult Social Care policies, commissioning strategies and market position statements set out the desired outcomes and the approaches to achieving these.
How do we do it?
Residents, carers and partners are at the heart of our commissioning cycle. 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.
- Our Living well in later life Older People's Commissioning Strategy 2021 to 2030 outlines how we plan to make Surrey a place where people can make the most of their old age.
- Our Accommodation with Care and Support Strategy sets out the overarching approach for all accommodation based services commissioned by Surrey County Council for residents of Surrey, for 2030 and beyond.
- Unpaid carers, who hold families together, carry out a vitally important role. The Surrey Carers Strategy 2021 to 2024 sets out values and priorities for the next three years, reaffirming the commitment and determination to help carers continue caring if they are willing and able, and to support their health and wellbeing by achieving outcomes they have identified that matter most to them.
- Our new Joint Health and Social Care Dementia Strategy 2022 to 2027 introduces our new vision for the Dementia Care pathway, which seeks to improve outcomes for people with dementia and their unpaid carers and families.
- Our new strategy for people with Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment shows our commitment to improving outcomes, services, and support for disabled adults. It was co-produced with the support of Surrey Coalition for Disabled People.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. The JSNA informs the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) which is a strategy for meeting the needs identified in the JSNA. These are needs that could be met by the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups or NHS England.
This refreshed JSNA follows a 'life course approach' which recognises that the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age can lead to health inequalities. Chapters are more concise and include a more visual way to look at the data which allows users to explore it in detail by selecting geographies or indicators of interest.
The JSNA is a continuous process and is updated as additional information becomes available, as gaps are identified and in response to feedback received. We would welcome your feedback and suggestions on the priorities emerging from the JSNA. Please send your feedback and suggestions to email@example.com
To access the JSNA, please visit Surrey's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on Surrey-i.
Surrey information and advice strategy
Our Surrey information and advice strategy provides the right information and advice about care and support at the right time and in the right place is a key part of our approach in Surrey.
Our strategy sets out how Surrey County Council, the NHS and other providers of information and advice in Surrey will work together over the next five years supporting residents to be aware of, and understand how to, access information and advice about care and support to help them make informed choices and take control of their lives.
In this section
- The Care Act
- Surrey’s Information and Advice Strategy 2021 to 2026
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - JSNA
- Accommodation with care and support commissioning statements
- Surrey Carers’ Strategy 2021 - 2024
- Dementia Strategy
- PDSI Strategy
- Living Well in Later Life Older People’s Commissioning Strategy 2021 to 2030
- Direct Payments Strategy for Children’s and Adult Social Care 2023 to 2028