The Commissioning Plan relates to the Directorates of Adult Care & Health and Children's Services. It defines and sets our overall commissioning intentions jointly for public health, adult and children's services. This document will provide a baseline understanding of the Borough in relation to present and future demand, review our current position and set out our approach to delivering future provision.
There is an ever-changing landscape within commissioning and service improvement due to the introduction of new government policy. A major challenge for commissioners is to manage these changes locally in order to meet legislative requirements, as well as develop services to meet local need and continue to commission quality, cost-effective services that effect better outcomes in the long term. It is, therefore, important that our local commissioning intentions are based on sound overarching principles and identify a solid direction for commissioning so that while new initiatives are being introduced, we have a firm set of outcomes that underpins the work that we do, regardless of how this is achieved.
You can also download our 'Adult Care & Health and Children's Services Commissioning Plan' for more information.