Social Care and Health

Social care is one of the largest spend areas for local government. Local authorities are facing the challenge of delivering high quality services at a time of financial challenge and growing demand pressures. We are committed to working with our local authorities to address this huge challenge.

We are currently supporting:

  • An East of England Adult Services and Health Lead Members Network - A quarterly network to provide councils, through their political leadership, the opportunity to collaborate on a number of important policy areas and share learning. Information on the network meetings is available here.
  • Establishment of a HWB Chairs Network - A network to bring together the Chairs of the 11 Health and Wellbeing Boards in the East of England to explore the challenges, practical solutions and tools that can be applied to making their board's work really effective.
  • A Health Integration Network - This Network brings together the integration lead officers from each of the 11 unitary and county councils in the East to allow opportunity for information-sharing and encourage a peer support approach and learning. 
  • Regional Health Integration Seminars - We support ADASS in delivering events and seminars with develop knowledge and share innovation and good practice in health and social care integration in the region and more widely. 
  • Support to councils around workforce planning in adult social care and children’s services - supporting collaborative working across councils to manage the demand and supply of Social Workers to drive down costs and improve quality.
  • An East of England Children’s Services and Education Lead Members Network - A quarterly network to provide councils, through their political leadership, the opportunity to collaborate on a number of important policy areas and share learning. Information on the network meetings is available here.
  • Support to the Children’s Services Improvement Programme - The Children’s Services Improvement Programme is supporting councils to open up their self-assessment and improvement planning activities in children and young people’s services to a process of rigorous peer challenge.
  • New models of delivery - We are currently supporting a number of areas to test a new way of delivering integrated care at home, inspired by the Dutch Buurtzorg model.  Further Information an be found here.

For further information about this area of work please get in touch with Hannah.shah@eelga.gov.uk.