Read our market position statement (MPS) which will help care providers in Torbay plan ahead for the future.
For many people, receiving help to stay at home and to maintain their independence for as long as possible is what matters to them and this is one of the key intended outcomes of our integrated care model.
The way in which we deliver care and support is also changing and our partnerships with care providers need to change too. We need to work together at different times in a person’s care and support journey, recognising that people’s needs change and that they need a responsive and agile network of support combining their own resources with NHS, social care, local communities and the independent sector. At the same time we need to ensure this care and support is timely, sustainable and does not weaken natural support by promoting dependence on state-funded care until it’s really needed.
The Care Act 2014 places a duty on us to:
Facilitate a diverse, sustainable high quality market for their whole local population and to promote efficient and effective operation of the adult care and support market as a whole. They must also ensure continuity of care in the event of provider failure.
This duty will be met within the context of four overarching strategic priorities:
In line with the strength-based approach underpinning the Care Act 2014 and the social policy changes that lead to that legislation, Torbay’s commissioning approach seeks to: