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Have your say on adult social care strategy

24 October 2022

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People are being asked to have their say on a strategy which will transform North Northamptonshire Council’s in-house adult social care provider services.

The strategy proposes that the focus of these services will be to provide reablement, enablement and developing independence, moving away from the provision of longer-term support. It aims to make the direct delivery of the council’s provider services fit for the future.

It also aims to further improve pay for care staff and is expected to improve working conditions and the recruitment and retention of staff.

The strategy provides options for different ways that buildings used for care can be improved if possible or look at different options where we cannot deliver what we want from the current buildings.

It is believed that the strategy shows the council’s commitment to improving the services that have been inherited, so people who use these services experience better outcomes in the future while also improving working conditions for staff and their ongoing development.

A report that was discussed and approved at Executive on October 13 asked for permission to consult on a strategy to transform in-house adult social care provider services.

The first stage of the process is to carry out consultation and the council is working with staff and unions to get their views, as well as the people who use our services.

I would encourage as many people to have their say as possible so that we are as fully as informed as we can be to make further decisions.
Cllr Helen Harrison, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
Providing high quality care to vulnerable adults is a priority for us and this strategy sets out how services could be improved, making them fit for the future.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The survey can be accessed via NNC’s consultation and engagement hub and closes on 15 January 2023.