We work with providers to help them provide the best care and services for residents. In this section, providers can access information, updates and support.
Camden Adult Social Care Market Position Statement
The Market Position Statement (MPS) for Integrated Commissioning Services aims to create a common understanding of the local care market. Covering the need and demand for care, the current supply of services, and commissioning intentions.
This will to enable the effective design and delivery of services for people that need care and support now and in the future. This creates a platform for continued dialogue and collaboration with providers around the challenges facing the local social care and health system, and the market development solutions that exist to improve care outcomes.
We have built stronger relationships with many providers through the pandemic and we want to develop this further. We want to work in close partnership. We want to help existing and potential future providers to understand Camden, the strategic priorities and expectations of the Council, along with the local demographics and needs of the population.
Adult Social Care Reform
In December 2021, the Government announced their plans to reform adult social care. The first key milestone included a cost of care research exercise and the development of a draft Market Sustainability Plan. In November 2022 the Government announced a two-year delay to the implementation of key elements of adult social care reform, for example, the implementation of the care cap is now delayed for two years until October 2025.
However, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) confirmed that publication of the outcome of the cost of care research would go ahead on 1 February 2023 and the publication of an updated Market Sustainability Plan would go ahead on 27 March 2023.
Cost of Care Research
We appreciate and recognise the time and commitment of providers in completing the cost of care research exercise. Whilst we acknowledge the limitations of the research, it is likely to offer some opportunities for Council to better understand the various cost models used by providers.
Market Sustainability Plan
The Market Sustainability Plan is Camden's response to current market conditions and incorporates our future vision which includes a programme of transformation that focuses on the objectives of the 'Supporting People, Connecting Communities' strategy and reinforces our ambition that residents are able to live and age well in Camden.