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The Commission of Enquiry into Co-operation between Housing, Health and Adult Social Care

Date:Oct 01, 2010

The Commission of Enquiry into co-operation between Housing, Health and Adult Social Care represents public services across the South Essex sub region, and involves independent experts in the fields of housing, health and social care.

Purpose
Too often, people needing low levels of support end up requiring acute health care, admission to hospital or costly residential care. More timely and flexible help from housing, health and social care services might avoid this happening.  With an increasingly ageing population, and service users with clear views about their needs and how they should be met, the Commission has been set up to improve how services work together.

Work in Progress
Initial briefings and focus groups have been held, and a number of work streams have been developed including:

Civil Leadership and Empowerment - enabling citizens to take more control and responsibility for health and well being in their neighbourhood

The role of supported housing for older people - to ensure a suitable range of housing and exploring new models of older people’s communities

Planning - building stronger links with planning, to ensure that the health and social care needs of communities are reflected within planning policies

Adaptations - streamlining the aids and adaptations process and ensuring a more comprehensive service is provided

Procurement - to deliver significant savings through the use of collective purchasing and engaging providers in our common purpose

Commission Hearing Dates are scheduled for:
17 September - Basildon
22 October - Castle Point
15 November - Southend
17 December - Thurrock

For further information please contact Sue Williams, Commission Project Manager on: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 07967 828 957

Further Information
Pdf copies can be downloaded by clicking the links below

Briefing 1
Briefing 2
Hearing Papers 17 September 2010

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