Our Adult Social Care Local Account showcases the vital role our services play in supporting our communities

Next week, Cabinet members will review our Adult Social Care Local Account for 2021/22, showcasing what our services have achieved over the past year to support our communities.

Our annual Local Account helps tell the story of Adult Social Care in Barnsley, highlighting how our services have performed and where we plan to improve our support further.

The report, which will be presented to Cabinet on Wednesday 14 December, will also help you understand our plans and priorities for the future.

Over the past year, there’s been a lot to celebrate in Adult Social Care. Our new reablement community service is making it easier for people to live independently in their own homes, and our joint Health and Care Plan is helping us build local models of support.

Your feedback on our services sees Barnsley topping the charts nationally for overall satisfaction with the care and support we provide.

We also came in second nationally for our services helping our communities feel safe, giving people control over their daily lives and our social care quality of life score.

In all these areas, we have improved on previous years, reflecting our commitment to reviewing and enhancing the support we offer. Our Local Account allows us to reflect on where we can make changes, including how we help more people to continue living in their homes and support more adults with learning disabilities into employment.

We’re excited about what we have planned for 2023, including working with the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) to build on our great health and care partnerships in Barnsley. This work will help us to continue developing joined-up approaches that allow you to experience seamless care when you need it.

One area of focus will be our Better Lives programme, which brings together all the great work happening in Adult Social Care to deliver excellent services.

Councillor Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place Health and Adult Social Care, said: “In Barnsley, we believe we should all have the best possible chance of living life in good physical and mental health. There’s lots of great work happening in Adult Social Care to make this possible, helping you stay independent doing the things you love and making sure you receive timely, high-quality support when you need it.”

“Seeing our services topping the tables nationally in a number of areas is an amazing achievement and something our teams should be extremely proud of. We’re committed to improving our services, so I would encourage our residents to continue sharing their feedback with us.”

You can read our Local Account in our Cabinet papers. A summary of the report will be available on the council website once it’s approved by Cabinet.

We would love to hear your feedback to help us continue improving our services. Contact us online and help shape the support we offer. If you have any comments or suggestions on this year’s Local Account, please share them with us in our feedback survey.

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