Integrated commissioning

Many people need health care and social care services at the same time, so it is important that the council plans services with the NHS. Our key partners in the NHS are

We develop high quality services for Salford people by collecting information from:

  • the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which includes detailed information on Salford's population and what health and social care needs they are likely to have in the future.
  • service users and carers who have day-to-day experience of services and can tell us what works well, what works less well and where there are gaps in the services available. Development groups are one way that service users and carers have a voice.
  • monitoring and evaluating existing contracts, so that we can see which services are working well - to help people live healthier, more independent lives.

Commissioning strategies

Plans that the integrated commissioning team develop.

Market Position Statement

This describes the overall health and social care needs of Salford people. A copy is available at the bottom of this page. 

Commissioning strategies go to the Integrated Commissioning Board for agreement.

We then arrange to purchase the services either from the voluntary and community sector, the independent sector or to use services already provided by the council. Examples of the kinds of services commissioned are:

  • Residential care
  • Domiciliary care
  • Equipment such as bathing aids and telecare
  • Advocacy support
  • Information and advice

The key aims for integrated commissioning are:

  • To develop a diverse range of high quality social care and provision for vulnerable adults
  • To ensure that vulnerable adults can access support and information to help them manage their care needs and exercise choice and control over the services they receive
  • To ensure that services commissioned support rehabilitation and recovery so that adults and their carers are less dependent on intensive services
  • To ensure that people who use social care and their carers are satisfied with their experience of care
  • To ensure that services commissioned reflect good practice and are efficient and effective

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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