Southampton City Council consulted on a draft Adult Social Care and Support Planning policy. The draft policy is designed to ensure:
- The adult social care and support process is compliant with the council's duties under the Care Act 2014
- There are equitable outcomes and fairness to all individuals in the provision of their funded care and support
- Sufficient and appropriate regard is given to individual communities and personal preferences when determining the value of an individual's personal budget
The draft policy will help the council to achieve these objectives by ensuring that the tasks of assessment, support planning, and reviews are routinely undertaken in a consistent and transparent manner.
The purpose of the consultation was to ask you about the following aspects of the draft policy:
- Is the draft policy clear?
- Is the draft policy open and transparent?
- Is the draft policy sufficiently informative (provides you with enough information)?
- Does the draft policy comply with law?
It is important to emphasise that this draft policy does not reflect a major change in our approach. It is instead designed to clarify and organise existing practice in line with the council’s existing duties under the Care Act 2014. As such, the substance of the draft policy itself is not subject to consultation as the council’s duties under the Act are beyond the council's influence.
The draft policy will, however, exert substantial influence on practice and decision-making within the council’s adult social services, and because of this we want to give people who receive adult social care (now, and in the future), their carers, and advocates every opportunity to influence the final version of the draft policy - we need your help to get it right!
The consultation has now closed. It was open from 31 May 2016 to 23 August 2016.
Adult Social Care policy consultation feedback