Market position statements (MPS) are a crucial part of the relationship between local authorities and the care and support sector. The aim of the MPS is to help explain the market for current and potential adult care services (providers) and to identify future demand in the context of changing expectations and different models of service delivery.
Commissioners alongside providers and communities need to understand the difference between supply, availability, demand and quality compared with ‘what good looks like’ to respond to what is needed, in a timely and efficient way.
The COVID19 pandemic has brought about significant change in the care sector over a very short period of time – it is fair to say this has been unprecedented in modern times. It does, however, afford us the opportunity to reflect on what is done, why and how, as well as consider different ways of working going forward.
There is now a chance to co-produce options based on new ideas of what can work. These need to address equality and access issues particularly where there has been under-representation of some groups. Providers may have proposals for development and innovative approaches, there may also be wider strategic opportunities to embed effective approaches.
These are some of the reasons why a group of North East Local Authorities are working collaboratively in the production of their MPS’s. The intention is to set out, through market facilitation and commissioning activity, the vision for adult social care activity across their operating areas in a period of significant change in terms of the way public services are delivered.
These authorities wish to be forward thinking and outward looking in their business planning hence the creation of a self-service tool where current and potential providers can view data in a comparable format having the ability to break down the data as they deem fit, as well as viewing this within the context of services across a wider region, and not just an individual council.
Each section below has text from the participating authorities in separate tabs so you can quickly and easily obtain relevant information across the area of this group of councils. Wherever possible, interactive data tools have been provided that allow you to discover key insights across a range of topics allowing dynamic views of data, as opposed to historical paper documents.
Please Note: Each data tool is independent from the others, and from the tabbed text. You must choose appropriate filters in each tool, including which authorities you wish to view.