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Adult social care strategy 2021-2025

Our strategy sets out how we intend adult social care in Portsmouth to be shaped in the future, to provide the services people need, and achieve the outcomes they want at a sustainable cost.

We want our residents to be able to say:

“I have care and support that is coordinated, and everyone works well together and with me.”

“I have care and support that enables me to live as I want to, seeing me as a unique person with skills, strengths and goals.”

“I can get information and advice about my health, care and support and how I can be as well as possible – physically, mentally and emotionally.”

“I have care and support that is coordinated, and everyone works well together and with me.”

“Leaders work proactively to support staff and collaborate with partners to deliver safe, integrated, person-centred and sustainable care and to reduce inequalities.”

“When I move between services, settings or areas, there is a plan for what happens next and who will do what, and all the practical arrangements are in place.”

“I feel safe and am supported to understand and manage any risks.”

The strategy provides the chance for:

  • people who live in Portsmouth to understand what adult social care is and does in Portsmouth and to hold us to account
  • social care staff to know how their work supports people who live in Portsmouth and to have a clear sense of purpose
  • staff across the council understand adult social care and how it contributes to the overall Portsmouth vision and city plan
  • the council demonstrate how we manage our limited resources – putting our time, money and energy into the best possible outcomes and achieving the best value for money.

Read the full strategy

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