As you know, Norfolk County Council has published its 2018-19 Market Position Statement (MPS). This is a summary of the Norfolk Social Care market as it currently stands and how the Council intends to shape it to meet people’s needs in the future.
The MPS sets out the Council’s Promoting Independence Strategy to support people to be independent, resilient and well by shifting the focus towards strengthening prevention and early help and supporting people to stay independent for longer and enabling people to live at home with complex needs.
At the heart of the Strategy is Living Well, the Council’s strengths-based approach to Social Work. Living Well has been built up from small innovation sites since September 2018 which were designed and implemented by front-line Social Care teams. Using feedback and learning from these sites the Council is currently agreeing an optimum approach which will be rolled out across Norfolk in 2019.
In the MPS you will also find information about a range of other projects that are delivering the Promoting Independence Strategy. This includes the provision of information and advice to Norfolk’s residents, place shaping and social prescribing work that is helping people to remain active, get support and tackle loneliness within their communities. You can also read about how the Council is looking to use Assistive Technology (AT) as well as its recently launched Extra Care Housing programme.
There is a wealth of market intelligence in this year’s MPS, making it your best source of information providing insights on care needs across Norfolk, strategic developments, Social Care spending and the workforce.
Download the Market Position Statement from www.norfolk.gov.uk/mps