Encouraging engagement between Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the adult social care sector

Care Provider Alliance
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This summary looks at how engagement between Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and the independent and voluntary adult social care sector could be developed. It also provides recommendations for STPs and the independent and voluntary sector. STPs are new partnerships in which the NHS and local councils have come together to develop proposals to improve health and care and to plan jointly for the next few years. The report draws on work from the Care Provider Alliance, which brings together the 11 main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers, and involved a review of Sustainability and Transformation plans and consultation with the sector, including areas where there is already positive engagement. Top tips for engaging with the adult social care sector include: if there is an established local care association covering all or part of an STP area, it could be a very good place to start – number of STPs are already working with a local association; there may be provider forums led by local authorities that an STP can tap in to; if there are no established groupings, there may be the need to invest time and resource, alongside local authority partners, to support providers to come together; if there is time, a lot can also be gained by STP project staff simply reaching out and arranging to meet directly with individual providers; the eleven national associations which make up the Care Provider Alliance can offer support and advice at a strategic level, each bringing a particular focus and expertise to a different part of the sector. A full report is also available. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
adult social care, voluntary sector, integrated care, joint working, collaboration, place-based approach, planning;
Content type:
practice guidance
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