Market Position Statement 2018-19
Norfolk County Council have published their 2018-19 Market Position Statement (MPS). This is their summary of the Norfolk care market as it currently stands and how they intend to shape it to meet people’s needs.
Norfolk County Council (NCC) purchase most of the care and support that people require from this care market, which consists of hundreds of independent businesses and organisations. The MPS contains a wealth of market intelligence for these organisations, providing information and insights on care needs across Norfolk, strategic developments, social care spending and the workforce. It is a central component of NCC's market shaping work and the information it contains helps the care market understand the current state of the market, the changing demographic challenges in Norfolk and the priorities for future commissioning across the county’s five localities and care sectors within the market. The MPS sets out NCC's Promoting Independence strategy to support people to be independent, resilient and well by shifting the focus towards strengthening prevention and early help, supporting people to stay independent for longer and to live at home with complex needs.
The MPS also sets out how the care market is operating against the requirements of the Care Act, and what steps NCC are taking to shape the market so that it can effectively promote individual wellbeing and prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support as well as providing effective care and support when it is needed. You can also read about the ways NCC are looking to use assistive technology as well as their recently launched Extra Care Housing programme.
At the heart of this strategy is Living Well, NCC's strengths-based approach to social work. Living Well has been built up from small innovation sites since September 2018 which were designed and implemented by front-line social care teams. Using feedback and learning from these sites NCC are currently agreeing an optimum approach which will be rolled out across Norfolk in 2019.
Download the MPS below.