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Adult Social Care directorate strategy

The Adult Social Care and Public Health strategic narrative sets out our vision and key priorities over the next few years. These focus around a personalised, more preventative, community-based care and support system, underpinned throughout by a collaborative approach.

The strategy describes how we will realise our vision and meet the demographic, policy reform and financial challenges ahead, how we need a radical strategic shift in the way we deliver services and a refocus of available resources.

Our vision

Maintain people's independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support and by working collaboratively with partners to deliver better outcomes at less cost.

Our strategic priorities

We will prioritise the following areas to help achieve our vision and to support the council's three corporate strategy goals of wellbeing, economic prosperity and resident experience:

  1. Partnership and integration
    Working together with our partners to make the best use of available resources to meet the needs of residents within our local communities.
  2. Sustainable accommodation
    Developing a range of flexible and financially sustainable accommodation with care and support that will enable adults to live and age well in Surrey.
  3. Communities and prevention
    Encouraging the development of services that promote independence, employment, health and wellbeing and help to manage increasing demand for services.
  4. Technology and innovation
    Using technology to promote independence, health and wellbeing, and manage increasing demand by driving proportionate practice.
  5. Our people
    Developing a sustainable, competent and diverse workforce who are valued and have the right skills to deliver quality, statutory services for Surrey residents.
  6. Safeguarding adults
    Recognising and responding when adults with care and support needs are experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect.