Have your say on five year plan for adult social care

Released:

Updated: Thursday 28 July 2022

Solihull Council has launched a survey to gather views from residents on a new five year plan for Adult Social Care.

The final plan will be published in the autumn.  It will set out the Council’s approach and priorities to support Solihull residents who have social care and support needs, as well as support for their carers and families. 

The draft plan and survey, which is open until Sunday 11 September, are available on the Council website.  Paper copies of the plan and survey are also available in our libraries and Community Advice Hubs.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, explains why a five year plan is needed: “We’ve got some long term changes coming up in adult social care. These include government reform of the amount people will have to pay for personal care during their lifetime (known as the care cap) and the reintroduction of adult social care inspections by the Care Quality Commission. 

“We are also developing our offers to Solihull residents, such as helping people to adapt their homes so they can stay independent for longer.  And we are improving services for specific groups including carers, people living with dementia and people with autism.

“We want to make sure our plan includes what matters to the people we support, their carers and families, our staff, NHS and voluntary sector partners. 

“I would encourage everyone with a personal or professional interest in adult social care to give their feedback via the survey. We will also be running sessions where people can share their views and help us develop the best plan possible.”