Bexley's adult social care policies
We want to make life safer and better for adults and carers in our community. So we make sure our services and policies are all governed by the Care Act 2014.
That means the way we assess social care needs, decide who is eligible for support and work out what contribution each person can make to their care are all in line with the government’s care and support statutory guidance.
Some other guidance we use in our work includes:
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- The Equality Act 2010
- The Department of Health’s A vision for adult social care: Capable communities and active citizens
- Think Local Act Personal and the Making it Real framework
- The government’s adult safeguarding policy statements
How we plan our adult social care work
We want to make sure you have choices in the way you’re cared for and support you in living an independent life. These strategies explain how we approach that.
We also have a specific strategy for supporting older residents, called Ageing Well (PDF). A number of partners help us with that work, and we’re keen to hear from any others interested in joining us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation could be one of them.
Information for health and social care providers
We work closely with health and social care service providers in Bexley that share our vision to give all our residents the chance to live better, for longer.
Our Market Position Statement is for care providers. We set out what we think our community's current opportunities and future needs are. We’re always looking for innovative proposals from all sectors to help us fill areas of high demand. We’re especially keen to see proposals for extra care housing for older residents and supported living for young adults with complex needs.
Please note that the latest Market Position Statement will be published shortly.