No 16: Increase the Proportion of Socially Excluded Adults in Settled Accommodation and Employment, Education or Training
Highlights: Indicators focus on four groups: offenders, care leavers, adults in contact with secondary mental health services, and adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities.
No 17: Tackle Poverty and Promote Greater Independence and Well-being in Later Life
A common assessment framework for health and social care for people with long-term care needs, possibly including housing support through Supporting People.
More flexible commissioning.
More versatile workforce.
Older people able to choose and shape services.
Indicator 5 calls for a wider view of “help” than that provided by social services departments.
No 18: Promote Better Health and Well-being for All
Highlights: Indicator 4 looks at the proportion of people of all ages supported to live independently. It aims to:
Reduce the need for more intensive care packages or residential care.
Improve choice and control through direct payments and individual budgets.
The Department of Health’s psychological therapies programme will also be expanded.
No 19: Ensure Better Care for All
Highlights: Indicator 5 focuses on long-term conditions. It aims to:
Promote person-centred care planning through integrated health and care, prevention and choice.
Hugely expand the expert patient programme.
It looks likely to put a premium on information and advice from adult social services for self-funders as well as council-funded users.
From April 2009 comprehensive area assessments will be introduced.