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A crucial part of transforming community services is being able to provide broad, high quality care and support services in our ‘market’ to support local people.
Work on this area started in 2016 with a systems-wide ‘market summit’ to inform the commissioning strategies for both the Local Authority (LA) and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (IWCCG).
A market position statement was then developed to identify what both organisations want to achieve, the type of partners they want to work with and to drive forward the ambition of providing more care closer to home. This statement will enable them to meet statutory requirements, but also crucially, encourage new providers - both to the Island and from the Island - to help meet the increasing demands of the local community. It will also help identify and fill existing service gaps and provide greater transparency around costs.
A Health and Social Care Market event was also held - with representatives and information available from adult social care, health, home support, care home providers and voluntary organisations, to help carers and those funding their own care to be able to make better informed choices.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.