Agenda item

Report of the Head of Adult Commissioning and Health (ACS/18/93) on Promoting Independence in Devon, Vision and 5 year Plan for Adult Social Care, attached.


Also attached separately is the ‘Vision’ document for Devon Adult Care and Health (What we do and how we do it) and also ‘Promoting Independence in Devon, Our 5 Year Plan for Adult Social Care 2018.




(Councillors Brazil and Hannaford attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).


The Cabinet considered the Report of the Head of Adult Commissioning and Health (ACS/18/93) on ‘Promoting Independence in Devon’, ‘Vision’ and ‘5 year Plan for Adult Social Care’, circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.


Attached separately to the Report was the ‘Vision’ document for Devon Adult Care and Health (what we do and how we do it) and also ‘Promoting Independence in Devon, Our 5 Year Plan for Adult Social Care 2018.


The ‘Vision’ for Adult Social Care in Devon had been developed with wide ranging engagement and was intended to provide a clear and inspiring vision that people within and beyond the organisation could identify with, including an articulation of the thinking that informed the ‘Promoting Independence’ policy.  It was about leading lives that were as independent and fulfilling as possible through information, security and connectivity.


The annually updated plan for adult social care laid out how the vision would be achieved drawing on the insights gained from the annual report and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It had also been developed in parallel with the updated strategy for the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership of NHS organisations and local authorities in wider Devon, arranged around our four priorities:


·         Enabling more people to be and stay healthy (life chances, stimulating the voluntary sector, making every contact count, falls prevention and the one small step initiative);

·         Enhancing self-care and community resilience (personalisation, employment, strength-based care management, caring well in Devon, technology enabled care services and preparing for adulthood);

·         Integrating and improving community services and care in people’s homes (living well at home, supporting independence short term services, enabling, day opportunities and supported living); and

·         Delivering modern, safe and sustainable services (accommodation with care, in-house services review, new residential and nursing care framework, regional commissioning, quality assurance).


The Report also highlighted actions in terms of developing the workforce, markets and information technology.


The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Services concluded that the annual report, vision and plan had been developed to align with both the Council’s Strategic Plan and the developing strategy of the wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership with the plan organised around the latter’s priorities to maximise the potential benefits of joint working. 


The matter having been debated and the options and/or alternatives and other relevant factors (e.g. financial, sustainability, carbon impact, risk management, equality and legal considerations and Public Health impact) set out in the Head of Service’s Report and/or referred to above having been considered:


It was MOVED by Councillor Leadbetter, SECONDED by Councillor Hart, and




(a) that the refreshed Vision for Adult Social Care in Devon and the updated 5 Year Plan for Adult Social Care in Devon be approved;


(b) that the alignment between the organisational plan and the planning framework for the wider health and care system in Devon be noted; and


(c) that the Cabinet agree that in future years, planning for adult social care in Devon will be part of a more integrated approach to planning across the health and care system with organisational reporting being an output of that approach.

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