Supportive Lifestyles

Market Position Statement

Commissioners are developing Market Position Statements for the Adult Social Care Market in Cornwall, together with an overall Market Position Statement of Social Care in Cornwall. The Market Position Statement is currently being developed and there will be an event later in 2019 that providers will be invited to attend to help shape the Market Position Statement.

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If you are considering Supportive Lifestyles or simply want more information on how Supportive Lifestyles could positively influence you or someone you know, please take a look at our Supportive Lifestyles leaflet for further details.

The Supportive Lifestyles Pathway, and Supportive Lifestyles Commissioning Intentions outline the plans for the future development and update of care and support services within Cornwall.

Provider Forums

Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow have set up joint provider forums with the Supportive Lifestyle providers. These forums are to enable commissioners and providers to meet and share good practice, developments and challenges. The first of these took place on the 2 November 2018. These forums will be provider led and take place twice a year.

The agenda and presentation from 2nd November 2018 Provider Forum are available to view, as well as the presentation about technology enabled care given by Sarah Scrivener.

The agenda and presentation from 24th May 2019 provider forum are also available to view, as well as the presentations that were given by guest speakers. This includes a presentation by Sarah Scrivener and Tracie North about technology enabled care; a presentation given by Havencare South West about the set-up of the Porthpean Supported Living Scheme; and a presentation given by Clare Hall-Davies about the Developing Skills for Business Project.

The next provider forum will take place in November 2019.

If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, or would like to receive some further information, please contact contractsadults@cornwall.gov.uk.

Contract Management

Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow will be jointly reviewing the quarterly returns from Providers, and key stakeholders from both organisations will jointly attend and run the contract review meetings.

There will be quarterly review meetings for providers who are considered strategic and critical by the SCOT classification, and there will be a minimum of yearly contract meetings with all providers regardless of size.

You may find the Guidance Notes helpful for completing your workbook return. If you have any further questions please contact the contractsadults@cornwall.gov.uk 

A Cornwall Council scheme of 7 new and spacious one bedroom homes in Porthpean near St Austell, was officially opened on 27th March 2019.  The scheme is designed to support learning disabled adults with a range of eligible health and social care needs to live independently.

Investment for this scheme has demonstrated effective collaborative working between Housing colleagues, Cornwall Housing and Commissioners. Investment in terms of assistive technology and enhancements to the building specification has been made from the Department of Health grant that Cornwall was awarded in 2016, social care capital funds and funding from the HRA, in the form of HRA ‘1-4-1’ receipts have financed this scheme.

You can read more about this Supported Living Scheme in the press release.

SW ADASS (Directors of Adult Social Services, South West) and local authorities from across the South West wll be working together to develop a regional contract and service specification. Local authorities will be able to join this contract to purchase residential care for adults with Learning Disabilities in the South West. You can read more about this event, and what will be discussed in the documents below:

On Tuesday 25th June 2019, there will be a charity fun run taking place in Truro. The run is open to people of all abilities, and the minimum entry age is 11 years old. The aim of the run is to raise money toward a social club for adults with learning and physical disabilities, as well as going towards Boscawen Farm which is just outside of Truro.

The ROC 5K flyer for the event contains more information about the run and how you can sign up.