2023 Case Studies Pack
- October 2023
Cheshire West and Chester Council established a Commission on the Future of Adult Social Care in 2021 to consider ‘What does a good life look like for you and your family and how can we work together to achieve it?’
The Commission brought together eight commissioners to hear from local people who draw on social care and other experts to understand the issues and opportunities facing social care. The commissioners were made up of six elected councillors along with a leader from both the NHS and from the community and voluntary sector.
Adult Social Care is fundamentally about people, as was this Commission. Every meeting of the Commission started by hearing the experience of someone who draws on social care. People spoke about the practical difference that the services they draw on makes to their lives, the financial and practical support from family that allows them to live and not just survive and the range of temporary services that need to be accessible quickly to prevent people from falling into crisis.
The Commission worked in clear, open and accessible way. All Commission meetings were held in public and all evidence that the Commission considered, its notes, final report and videos of its meetings are available at Commission on the future of Adult Social Care | Cheshire West and Chester Council
Strategy and Innovation Manager
Cheshire West and Chester Council