Cambridgeshire County Council wants to enable its citizens to have a real voice in the care and support services which they use. The Council knows that working together with the people who use its services is the best way to ensure that local people’s needs are met and that the best use is made of the resources available.
The Council has set up a range of groups that enable people’s voices to be heard.
- Raise practice issues and concerns with the Council.
- Share examples of good practice.
- Identify common themes and problems.
- Discuss ideas and issues that are important to them.
- Help the Council to design and deliver services that meet people’s needs.
One channel for doing this is through a group called the Adult Social Care Forum.
The purpose of the Adult Social Care Forum is:
- To bring together people who use services, carers, their representatives, voluntary sector organisations and the County Council to work together to ensure the highest quality and best value services for people locally.
The Adult Social Care Forum is made up of representatives from:
Issues, concerns and the sharing of good practice can be tracked through the Adult Social Care Forum Action Log and Watching Brief list – Forum members can see what actions are being taken by Council staff and report back to their networks on progress.
The Forum meets every two months, at venues throughout the county. The Terms of Reference are available below for more information or please contact either Graham or Leisha for further details. The current minutes of the Adult Social Care Forum are available on the County Council website by clicking here.
Phone: 0300 111 2301