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Care Act 2014 responsibilities

The main priorities:

  • Promote wellbeing & quality of life
  • Promote independence
  • Prevent, reduce or delay the onset of care needs
  • Safeguard people from harm

The market needs to offer greater choice and personalisation.

More care & support in own home

We want to see fewer people admitted into long-term residential care.  This has implications for a market sector, where there is already over-supply of care home beds.  It also has implications for supported living and domiciliary care, where we want to see greater choice and capacity.

Complex residential and nursing care need

There will always be some people whose care needs are so complex that they require greater levels of support, often in a residential care setting.  It is important that we can meet such complex needs in Essex, rather than people have to seek support out-of-county.

Working as a whole system with integrated care systems 

We want to work in close partnership with integrated care systems to transform the way we deliver services.  There needs to be a strong alignment between social care and health to advocate prevention and health inequalities, which will drive a sustainable delivery system.

Last updated: 23/03/2023