Commissioning is at the centre of providing good quality social care, to deliver personalised health and care outcomes for the adult residents of Torbay.

Commissioning is the process by which solutions are developed to inform and make decisions on how to spend public money, to get the best possible outcomes for individuals and communities, based on local needs. By analysing existing provision, planning for the future, developing services and reviewing performance, commissioning enables people’s needs to be met in the most efficient, effective, equitable and sustainable way.

In order to do this the Joint Commissioning Team work with fellow commissioners (including colleagues in Clinical Commissioning Groups) and other local authorities, providers, service users, carers and communities to make sure that the right services are available, in the right place, at the right time.

This includes:

We have responsibilities for looking at a range of provision and markets including care homes, domiciliary (care and support) services, and voluntary and community sector groups.