Adult social care strategy

View the strategy for adult social care in West Sussex 2022-2025.

People across West Sussex are helping to shape the future of adult social care to ensure services support residents to live a good life.

‘The life you want to lead’ is the new strategy that sets out five priorities to guide the future development of West Sussex County Council’s adult social care services up to 2025 within the context of Our Council Plan.

Watch our short animation video about the strategy and its five priorities.

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Hear directly from the Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services, Amanda Jupp about the strategy in her short film.

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The five priorities are:

  1. Building relationships and connections - Recognising the importance of three key different types of relationships: with families and close support, with help and support, as well as to wider social networks.
  2. Empowerment - Putting the emphasis on enabling and supporting people to be equal partners in, and where possible lead on, decisions about what happens in their lives and to maximise their independence and ability to lead a fulfilling life.
  3. Home - Supporting people to be in their own homes and where independent living is not possible, in places that feel like home recognising that having good connections to other people such as family, friends and neighbours is important.
  4. Addressing gaps - Highlighting four key gaps to be addressed: the shortage of care workers; the gaps in understanding and support for people with autism or who have an acquired brain injury; moving from children’s to adults’ services (transitions); and paying for care.
  5. Inclusion and tackling inequalities - Promoting inclusion for people facing multiple disadvantage; understanding and responsiveness to diversity and tackling inequalities; and promoting digital inclusion and making the best use of assistive technologies.

Each priority is accompanied by ‘we will’ statements, that make it clear to people what they can expect to happen and will guide further decisions on service improvements.

Supporting documents

Last updated:
24 June 2024
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