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Adult Social Care Strategy

Meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet (Item 4)

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This report provided details of the Adult Social Care Strategy which set out the objectives and focus for Medway Adult Social Care over the next 4 years. It aimed to ensure that residents would be safeguarded and also to improve outcomes for Service Users, while ensuring that the service achieved the best value for the Council.


The report stated that the primary aim of the strategy was to prevent and reduce social need by providing effective support so that citizens maintained their independence. Wherever possible and appropriate citizens would be supported with eligible social care needs to remain in or return to their own home, so that they could maintain important relationships with family, friends, and continue to actively be a part of their own community.

This report was considered by the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15 June 2021 and its comments were set out in section 6 of the report.

A Diversity Impact Assessment had been undertaken on the Strategy, details of which were set out in Appendix 3 to the report.


Decision number:


The Cabinet noted the comments of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee set out at section 6 to the report.


The Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of People – Children and Adults, to in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adults’ Services, make the minor amendments set out at section 7 to the report.


Subject to the amendments set out in decision no. 77/2021 being agreed, the Cabinet approved the Medway Adult Social Care Strategy.




Approval of the Strategy will enable the Council to articulate our vision for social care and support in Medway and set the strategic direction which will underpin a programme of improvement for adult social care over the period 2021 – 2025.