Later this week Newcastle City Council’s Adult and Culture Services will publish its annual report into its services and how well it has worked with some of our city’s most vulnerable people and their families over the last financial year.
The Local Account for 2011/12 will be presented to Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, 26 September ahead of its publication on Friday, 28 September.
This report not only explains how well Newcastle City Council is working with partners and how it has delivered adult social care, it looks at the effect services have had on local people who need help and support, describes how much has been spent, and also looks ahead to consider future priorities.
Over the past year the city council has supported nearly 10,000 people with substantial or critical care needs.
The council has also provided social care support to 1671 carers last year and advice and information to many more by working closely with partners like the Newcastle Carers’ Centre.
Last year the council spent just over £77 million on adult social care services.
Once published, the report will form part of a wider discussion on adult social care delivery in the city at a special policy cabinet, Considering the Future of Adult Social Care, which will take place at the Welford Centre, Gosforth, on Wednesday, 10 October at 4.30pm.
It will provide the springboard to ongoing conversations with stakeholders, service users, and residents about service delivery and what is being planned in the future.
The Local Account is a national requirement and replaces a similar report which was required by the Care Quality Commission.
Once published the report will give service users and other stakeholders a better understanding of adult social care and encourage people to becoming actively involved in the planning of services and producing the Local Account in the future.
Cllr Veronica Dunn, Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “We are delighted to publish the first Adult Social Care Local Account which will give us an opportunity to show how our adult social care service has performed over the past year. This report is a valuable tool for us to tell you what has worked well and what needs to be improved to ensure that our city’s people received the best care in the future. It also allows you to give your views which can shape the service for this and future generations.”
Once published you will be able to read the Local Account at www.newcastle.gov.uk/localaccount. You can also find out how you can be part of the policy cabinet by emailing CorporatePolicy@newcastle.gov.uk.
Page last updated: 24 September, 2012