Salford City Council’s Community Health and Social Care
We are part of Salford City Council. We have a statutory duty to provide care and support to Adults and Older People who are assessed as eligible for social care support. We are responsible for ensuring that adult social care market delivers services that meet the needs of our local population and we do this through our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, commissioning strategies and partnership working with service providers. We also have a statutory duty to deliver public health services. We work with adults (18 years old or more) who are finding it difficult to manage living independently. Modern social care is about supporting you to find the best solutions for the things you are struggling with. We can look at all aspects of life with people in Salford, including social life, living at home, work, money, travel and so on. We help to find solutions that might be equipment, help with transport, making sure people are getting all the benefits they are entitled to, building confidence, short term, temporary rehabilitation, information and advice If people need more support, then we will assess their situation to find out how we may be able to help. This might be day care, homecare or residential care. We may be able to give people money equivalent to the cost of the care, so that people can buy your own support - whatever that might be.
- 30 January 2014
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Salford Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Salford CityCouncil’s Community Health and Social Care will:
- ensure that people with dementia and their carers have their needs assessed in a timely manner and that plans of support are person-centred to promote choice and control.
- ensure that people with dementia and their carers are supported to find solutions to their needs that focus on the things they can do, this includes access to advice and information and access to respite care.
- provide access to equipments and technology that supports independent living
- ensure that our staff are trained to a high standard on dementia
- ensure that commissioned services deliver high quality standards of care and support for people with dementia and their carers
- provide a forum for people with dementia and their carers to have a voice in the development of health and social care service in Salford.
- promote positive messages about dementia in Salford to ensure that people who live and work in Salford are aware of the important part they play in supporting people with dementia.
- contribute to the development of Salford’s Dementia Friendly Community
- continue to work in partnership with people and organisation in the city to deliver improvements in the quality of support and care offered to people with dementia and their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
To ensure that more people are involved in the design and development of service.
- To ensure that our workforce continues to receive high quality dementia training
- To ensure that commissioning arrangements promote the delivery of high quality services
- To ensure people receive the appropriate level of support that promotes independent living.
Dementia Champions Group/ Network
Develop the Dementia Champions Network to provide a voice for people in the design and development of service
The redesign of Adult Social Care services will include consultation with people with dementia and their carers
Deliver dementia training to staff
Benefits and Money Advice
Deliver benefits and money advice to people with dementia and their carers
Increase the number of people who are assessed for reablement
Increase the number of telecare solution provided to people with dementia and their carers
Dementia Quality Standards
Introduce dementia quality standards into service contracts