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Council launches new adult social care strategy to further support vulnerable adults

Council launches new adult social care strategy to further support vulnerable adults

01 May 2020
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Wokingham Borough Council's Adult Social Care (ASC) team is currently at the forefront of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing vital health care support to all its vulnerable residents across the borough.


The council last year allocated £49.6million to make Wokingham Borough, with the support of its partners, the very best place for our vulnerable adults to learn, work and feel supported which is needed more than ever during this pandemic. 


Its ASC team is currently above the national average on the key areas and continue to strive to be within the top 10% of adult services departments in the UK. Last week the council’s Adult Social Care (ASC) strategy was approved by its decision-making executive, a major step in the council’s plans to drive forward improvements for vulnerable adults across the borough.


The ASC strategy focuses on how the council will continue to support vulnerable adults to feel safe, included and a key part of the community. This includes adults with mental health conditions, autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory needs (sight and hearing difficulties) and older people.


“Our vision is to provide people and their carers with appropriate support that prevents, reduces or delays the need for ongoing care, while giving them choice and control, making a positive difference to their lives and maximising their wellbeing and independence in their local community”, said Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services.


“Our ambition is for Wokingham Borough to be one of the best boroughs in the country for adults and carers in need of support to live, where they feel safe, included and a key part of our community. We aim to be within the top 10% of adult services departments in the UK and through the implementation of this strategy, we will continue to adapt and improve our service to support our most vulnerable residents.  


“The government has allocated additional funding to local councils as we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and this funding will mean we can continue to provide essential services and support to those who need it most.” 


The council’s Voluntary and Community Sector strategy, focused on connecting people, places and services in the community was also approved at executive last week.


To find out more about adult social care visit www.wokingham.gov.uk 


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