How is Adult Social Care Doing in Sheffield?

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These events were part of the Sheffield Adult Social Care Festival of Involvement.


How is Adult Social Care Doing in Sheffield: how to tell and who decides?

We ran a series of three small discussion groups in June and July with local people with current experience of social care to look at this question. We wanted to start to test out ways for community members to judge our progress.

Our vision

Our vision for Adult Social Care is that:

Everyone in Sheffield lives in a place they can call home, in communities that care, doing things that matter to them, celebrated for who they are ꟷ and when they need it, they receive care and support that prioritises independence, choice, and recovery.

But how do we measure this?

About the sessions

Each session focused on one or two of our five strategic priorities (see below) and explored:

  • What the priority meant to participants

  • What we should focus on for this priority.

We also planned to look at:

  • The customer feedback we already have for this priority – what's working and how we can do better?

  • Whether participants agreed with how well we think we are doing, and how much impact they felt our services are having on people.

  • How we can continue to work together with local people to judge our progress.

Ideas have been captured on the Festival ideas board and will be fed into the citizens involvement project to design a new model for involving people in shaping and improving adult social care in Sheffield.

Our five strategic priorities

  • Safe and Well: Everyone has the right to feel safe in a place they can call home (at home or in a homely setting) and protected from harm. We want everyone in Sheffield to be physically and mentally well for as long as possible, able to manage their conditions and to be able to return to their normal life as much as possible after a change in their circumstances.

  • Active and Independent: Everyone in Sheffield should be able to live independently and have control and choice over decisions that affect their care and support. All our work should support people to increase their independence regardless of condition, disability, or frailty. Independence will look different for everyone. We’ll work to simplify the adult social care system, but we know that some people will still need support to access it: we will advocate for people who may need it.

  • Connected and Engaged: Everyone can connect with communities that care and support them. We listen to their voices and take feedback on board. People are engaged in that community, sharing their experience, and contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of their members. Unpaid carers are plugged into a network that enables them to get support for their own mental health, wellbeing, and needs.

  • Aspire and Achieve: Everyone can develop their sense of purpose and find meaning in their lives. We support them to develop their personal outcomes and aspirations to achieve their ambitions, which can include cultivating hobbies and interests, helping others, education, employment, or lifelong learning.

  • Efficient and Effective: Everyone is supported by a system that works smartly together, delivering effective and quality outcome-focused services that promote independence and recovery. People have a choice of good services that meet their needs and give them a positive experience regardless of their background, ethnicity, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or belief. This is enabled by an engaged, supported, and well-trained workforce that works together through innovation and creativity that is trusted to make the right decisions with the people they support. Our transparent decision - making system delivers best value. We will consider climate impacts in our decisions.

Read more about how we're working to achieve these outcomes in our Adult Social Care Strategy.

These events were part of the Sheffield Adult Social Care Festival of Involvement.


How is Adult Social Care Doing in Sheffield: how to tell and who decides?

We ran a series of three small discussion groups in June and July with local people with current experience of social care to look at this question. We wanted to start to test out ways for community members to judge our progress.

Our vision

Our vision for Adult Social Care is that:

Everyone in Sheffield lives in a place they can call home, in communities that care, doing things that matter to them, celebrated for who they are ꟷ and when they need it, they receive care and support that prioritises independence, choice, and recovery.

But how do we measure this?

About the sessions

Each session focused on one or two of our five strategic priorities (see below) and explored:

  • What the priority meant to participants

  • What we should focus on for this priority.

We also planned to look at:

  • The customer feedback we already have for this priority – what's working and how we can do better?

  • Whether participants agreed with how well we think we are doing, and how much impact they felt our services are having on people.

  • How we can continue to work together with local people to judge our progress.

Ideas have been captured on the Festival ideas board and will be fed into the citizens involvement project to design a new model for involving people in shaping and improving adult social care in Sheffield.

Our five strategic priorities

  • Safe and Well: Everyone has the right to feel safe in a place they can call home (at home or in a homely setting) and protected from harm. We want everyone in Sheffield to be physically and mentally well for as long as possible, able to manage their conditions and to be able to return to their normal life as much as possible after a change in their circumstances.

  • Active and Independent: Everyone in Sheffield should be able to live independently and have control and choice over decisions that affect their care and support. All our work should support people to increase their independence regardless of condition, disability, or frailty. Independence will look different for everyone. We’ll work to simplify the adult social care system, but we know that some people will still need support to access it: we will advocate for people who may need it.

  • Connected and Engaged: Everyone can connect with communities that care and support them. We listen to their voices and take feedback on board. People are engaged in that community, sharing their experience, and contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of their members. Unpaid carers are plugged into a network that enables them to get support for their own mental health, wellbeing, and needs.

  • Aspire and Achieve: Everyone can develop their sense of purpose and find meaning in their lives. We support them to develop their personal outcomes and aspirations to achieve their ambitions, which can include cultivating hobbies and interests, helping others, education, employment, or lifelong learning.

  • Efficient and Effective: Everyone is supported by a system that works smartly together, delivering effective and quality outcome-focused services that promote independence and recovery. People have a choice of good services that meet their needs and give them a positive experience regardless of their background, ethnicity, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or belief. This is enabled by an engaged, supported, and well-trained workforce that works together through innovation and creativity that is trusted to make the right decisions with the people they support. Our transparent decision - making system delivers best value. We will consider climate impacts in our decisions.

Read more about how we're working to achieve these outcomes in our Adult Social Care Strategy.

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