Knowsley Council’s Cabinet has agreed a report outlining how the council will commission its social care services for adults, children and Public Health over the next three years.
The council’s Whole Life Commissioning Plan 2021 – 24 will ensure the services it commissions continue to deliver support to meet the needs of residents and improve outcomes across the borough.
The plan will prioritise services supporting the following key areas: Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities · Early Years · Obesity · Assistive Technology · Nursing and Residential Care · The Youth Offer · Alcohol and Substance Misuse · Supported Accommodation · Extra Care · Falls and, Carers.
The plan will also support the delivery of a number of local strategies, including the Knowsley 2030 Strategy, the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-25, the Adult Social Care Recovery and Transformation Plan 2020-23, the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Strategy, the Children Looked After and Care Leavers Strategy, and the emerging Children and Families Plan 2021-24.
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “We will continue to work with partners to ensure services adapt effectively to meet people’s changing needs and aspirations, while also ensuring that the health and social care system is sustainable now and in the future.
“Our commissioning work is committed to delivering improved outcomes and to achieve this we will focus on redesign and value for money where necessary to meet the needs of Knowsley residents. The Knowsley Better Together principles will continue to be embedded into service development and commissioning activity.
“We know that the impact of COVID-19 has been felt across all the services we commission and that many have had to change how they operate to follow national guidance and respond to the needs of residents directly impacted by the pandemic. These changes to service delivery and good practice will be captured as the plans are progressed.”