Prevention Services

We are redesigning the Adult Social Care prevention offer

The Commissioning Intentions (Commissioning Intentions Easy Read) consider how we will work with partners and local communities to improve the quality of life and opportunities available for people with low level support needs in Cornwall.

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The intentions have been developed with a range of health and social care commissioners, service providers and other professionals. They draw on evidence including needs data, a review of the current preventative contracts and engagement with service providers and people who use services. The Evidence Base provides more detail on how the intentions have been developed.

The redesign of the Adult Social Care prevention offer will be aligned to the overarching Shaping Our Future whole system prevention strategy. This strategy considers wider preventative measures across the Council, Public Health, the NHS in Cornwall, and partner organisations.  The strategy considers how we can all work better together to ensure that people get the support they need to live safe and well in the community.

The final interventions will be co-designed with people who will use the services, as well as carers, providers and other stakeholders. We will focus on helping people to self-support and make best use of existing community resources.

The Adult Social Care Prevention consultation

From September 2016 to October 2018 we have been engaging with all stakeholders to inform our new Adult Social Care Prevention model and service specifications.

People have told us they want to take more responsibility for their wellbeing and wellness, be as independent as possible and be part of their local community. We are planning on changing our approach to promoting wellbeing and supporting independence.

We want to:

  • increase social inclusion and a sense of belonging
  • help people to self-manage health and wellbeing
  • help people to maximise independent living skills
  • improve access to accommodation for vulnerable people

Our presentation from the procurement workshops and the new services’ descriptions listed below explain the current Adult Social Care Prevention services and the proposed future model.

Please see below the main report summarising all of the feedback gathered during the engagement and consultation and the Outcomes report from the recent co-production sessions and procurement workshops.

The service specifications for the new Adult Social Care (ASC) Prevention Offer

Please also find below the service specifications of the new Adult Social Care Prevention services which were created based on the feedback received through the engagement activities.

Social Inclusion Service Specification

Empowering Independence Physical Health Needs and/or Disabilities Service Specification

Empowering Independence Complex and/or Mental Health Needs Service Specification

200 people joined our online event in May to talk about ways loneliness can be eased in Cornwall

During the conversation people talked about what loneliness means to them and shared ideas on how to reduce loneliness in the future.

Many defined loneliness as a feeling of not belonging, ‘not having anyone to talk to’, or ‘not being part of things’.

When asked what people need from others when they are lonely, many participants prioritised ‘friendship, emotional support, and social interaction’.

Most people agreed that coffee mornings and libraries are a good way of reducing loneliness, other ideas included ‘sit down yoga, childhood song sessions and pet therapy’.

The feedback will help Cornwall Council better understand the problems communities face in trying to address loneliness and isolation. The results of the research can be found in the report below:

Crowdsourcing - Loneliness and Isolation Report

Indicative Timeline for redesigning of the new Adult Social Care Prevention services

  • September 2016 – Mid October 2018– Co-design and engagement opportunities with stakeholders to inform the new model for the service
  • November 2018 - January 2019 – Approval process for business case
  • February-June 2019-Tender documents finalised and tender process completed
  • July-August 2019 - Contracts awarded and mobilisation period
  • October 2019 - Contracts commence 

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