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Welcome to our Local Account for 2017/18

Our Local Account for 2017/18 provides a summary of our achievements against the priorities we set in our 2016/17 Local Account. 

The last year saw unprecedented national attention given to the challenges faced by health and social care, mirrored in our local experience.  Our independent, voluntary and community sector partners have been invaluable in working with us to develop the range of services available to help people to live the lives they choose – at home with support, in extra care housing or in care homes.

We continue to support the care sector to develop the quality, choice and affordability of care and support in the borough, including our own provider services responding to changing expectations, too. Our community teams have adapted to meet changing needs, offering team working arrangements that give the continuity people tell us they value, such as the All Age Disability Team.

Public Health and Adult Social Care have been developing an integrated approach to community wellbeing services to help address health inequalities.

We worked closely with health colleagues as Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) merged to become part of the new Birmingham and Solihull CCG. We continue to ensure that Solihull Together retains its profile during this period of change to further develop the established working arrangements between health and social care.

The information detailed in our Local Account is intended to provide a flavour of our priorities and achievements over the year.

If you have any comments on the Local Account, or if you would like to know more, please contact us at the details above.

Councillor Karen Grinsell - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health