The Care Act introduced in April 2015 sets out a requirement for all Local Authorities in respect of Adult Social Care.
Whilst Dudley MBC has developed a high level market position statement we intend to integrate our Market Position Statement within the Boroughs Joint Strategic Assessment which is currently being refreshed.
This will provide far more detail relating to our future commissioning intentions regarding early help, prevention and wellbeing support as well as very detailed information about local communities within Dudley, demographic data and condition specific trend data.
In addition, following the introduction of the Integrated Commissioning Hub, we have brought together the commissioning functions of Children and Young People, Adult Social Care and Public Health. This will and already is significantly increasing opportunities to join up commissioning activity and enable the authority and its residents to benefit from more effective and efficient commissioned services.
Therefore the MPS in future will cover Children and Young People and Public Health not just Adult Social Care.
So with all this change likely in the next few months we have avoided writing a glossy Market Position Statement document in favour of something that is functional for the time being.
You can access the interim MPS below.