Together with its residents and partners, East Sussex County Council is developing a long-term plan, its strategy, for adult social care.
To understand what really matters to local people, and so that the strategy can be informed and led by what is important to people who need care and support, their unpaid carers and their families, the adult social care team has created the ‘Living Well in East Sussex’ survey.
This survey is the starting point for creating a strategy that will set the future direction of adult social care for everyone who has – or will have – care and support needs within the county, the projects and services that support them and their carers and families.
It opens on 08 August 2022 and will close on 18 September 2022.
Mark Stainton, East Sussex director of adult social care, said: “Long-term funding, a workforce crisis and living with COVID-19 are just three of the challenges facing adult social care.
“But there are also opportunities, such as exploring new ways of developing and delivering services, the greater public focus on the role and value of social care that the pandemic has brought, and the government’s social care reforms.
“Our strategy will describe the priorities for adult social care in East Sussex, provide direction for services, and offer a clear understanding of what our clients, their carers and families, can expect from adult social care.”
So, whether you have lots of experience of adult social care - or none at all - East Sussex would like to hear from you.
Talking with East Sussex staff, independent sector care providers, NHS colleagues and wider stakeholders will follow in the autumn/winter, informed by what local people have told us about their priorities.
To complete the survey, please use this link: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/ASCsurvey, or contact the adult social care team using the details below for paper and other formats:
Phone: 01273 481565
Write: Adult social care strategy survey, FREEPOST, ESCC, PUBLIC HEALTH
Completing the survey also brings a chance to win one of four Love2Shop vouchers, each with a face value of £25.