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CSSIW NATIONAL REVIEW OF COMMISSIONING FOR ADULT SOCIAL CARE IN WALES 2013 – 14
Meeting: 17/06/2014 - Cabinet (Item 9)
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As detailed in the recommendations.
The Cabinet Member for Social Services introduced the outcome of a national review of commissioning in adult social care. The review included an inspection of how well services for people with dementia and their carers were being commissioned in Flintshire.
The report for Flintshire was published on the CSSIW website on 16 April 2014 and was overall very positive about the services in place for people living with dementia in this authority.
The report identified a number of areas of best practice it found in Flintshire, namely
· the “Living Well domiciliary care team supporting people living with dementia using in-house domiciliary care staff and
· the North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) as a model of best practice in supporting carers and families
Flintshire’s Community Care Brokerage Service was described as pro-active and commended for brokering Community Health Care packages in order to ensure that CHC and palliative care was provided in a timely way.
The report also recognised Flintshire’s contribution to the development of a Regional approach to commissioning through its work with the North Wales Regional Commissioning Hub and the development of a Regional Framework for domiciliary providers. It highlighted Flintshire’s focus on ‘quality and responsiveness of services’, noting positively that the authority did not commission 15 minute domiciliary care calls and described relationships with providers as “very positive and very collaborative”.
Cabinet Members welcomed the report, particularly the positive comment on Flintshire not commissioning 15 minute domiciliary care calls.
(a) That the findings from the CSSIW report be received and the development of an action plan detailing the response to the recommendations be supported;
(b) That it be noted that a strong, reciprocal, partnership approach between BCUHB and the local authority will be integral to developing the action plan and ensuring that good quality support and care is available to people with dementia and their carers; and
(c) That a progress report, and the final draft of the action plan, be submitted to Scrutiny and Cabinet in July for review and consideration.