Support Cambridgeshire recently attended a networking event about Adult social care in Cambridgeshire. It was clear that the County faces a number of difficult challenges:
- An increasingly ageing population.
- People living longer with more complex needs.
- Austerity in public sector resources.
- Delivering a service in Adult social care which is sustainable in the long term.
The County has a vision which includes enabling people to live independently, supporting people in a way that works for them as individuals, recognising the strengths of individuals, communities and community organisations and working in partnership with service providers and the voluntary sector.
The new Neighbourhood Cares Pilot is coming to St Ives and Soham. Its effectively a case for change – a new way of looking at Adult Social Care, based upon the premise that when people require support that support is rooted in its local community and a reflection of local needs and circumstances. For more information on this pilot contact Louise Tranham.