That Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Social Care Strategy, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.
The Executive considered a proposed Adult Social Care Strategy which sets out the Council’s strategic priorities for residents, care partners and providers and how improved outcomes would be delivered to residents.
The Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Services advised that the Strategy set out the key aims of the Adult Services’ Department for the next five years with the intention of raising the performance of the Department into the top 10% in the country on every measure. The Department was already regarded as “good” but wanted to improve. The Strategy also set out how the Council would work with its partners to deliver its priorities including keeping people safe, preventing and delaying the need for care and support, involving people in their own care and working to deliver quality services whilst delivering the best value for money.
Councillor Margetts highlighted that the Council received 4,345 requests for its services per annum and spent £49.6m per year on support and care; most of which was spent on older people and learning disability support.
Councillor Jorgensen thanked the Executive Member for all the recent efforts of the Adult Social Care Team and acknowledged the great work they had done. In response Councillor Margetts stated that over the last couple of weeks the Adult Social Department had gone above and beyond the call of duty and their achievements, in collaboration with the voluntary sector, and the amount of support that had been provided across the Borough was really phenomenal.
RESOLVED: That Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Social Care Strategy, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.