Recommissioning Home Care

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Purpose Lancashire County Council (LCC) currently purchases approximately 4.6 million hours of home care each year from 167 registered home care providers at an annual cost of over 50 million.

We are committed to recommissioning home care services across Lancashire for older people, people with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities/autism and people with mental health needs because we want to achieve these strategic objectives:

- Improving service quality - by placing greater focus on: person-centred approaches; the outcomes of service users; promoting independence; ensuring dignity in care; and safeguarding vulnerable adults.
- Developing the home care workforce - by strengthening the approach to workforce development and training, and being clear about the required standards.
- Strengthening the approach to contracting - by being clear with providers about our requirements, having robust contracts in place with greater emphasis on quality, standards, performance and monitoring.
- Shaping the market - by reducing the number of providers we contract with, offering contracts based on specific geographical districts (zones) and promoting a sustainable and responsive local home care market.

We are consulting home care providers, relevant NHS organisations, district councils and other relevant stakeholders about our proposed approach prior to recommissioning home care and commencing a procurement.
Subject Other topic
Commissioned by Age Well
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Consultation with Special interest group
Date 05/07/2016 - 10/08/2016
Undertaken by Business Intelligence

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