This report presents the Local Account for 2017/18, as Appendix A, for approval by the Committee. The Local Account outlines the key achievements and a summary of Adult Social Services delivered. It explains how adult social services has used its resources to support vulnerable people in the borough and addressing key priorities.
Sandra Roche Interim Assistant Director (Adult Social Care) People Directorate, presented the report.
Members asked about the format the Local Account will be in when it is published to the website, to ensure that it is easy to access and read. Jessica Crowe, Assistant Director Customers, Commissioning and Governance reported that this will be looked at as part of the digital inclusion work being completed.
Members noted that most discharges from hospital are to people’s own homes, and asked about the provision of equipment to support discharges. The Interim Assistant Director (Adult Social Care) explained that work is in progress to develop a store in the Sutton High Street. Members suggested a more local provision rather than the current service based in Croydon could be more appropriate. Work is also under way to reconfigure the current Equipment Service contract considering cross service area outcomes, focus being on the end user of the service.