New tools and guidance to support market shaping activity

The Care Act (2014) introduced new duties for local authorities to Market ShaRe logo facilitate and shape a diverse, sustainable and quality market, emphasising that local authorities have a responsibility for promoting the wellbeing of the whole local population, not just those whose care and support they currently fund.

The Department of Health (DH), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) asked us to undertake a Market Shaping Review to help commissioners and providers work together, take stock of progress, and highlight good market shaping practice around the country.

To help local authorities discharge their market shaping duties we have worked in partnership with the sector to publish six Market ShaRe tools:

Market ShaRe partner logosFind out more about how we can support you with market shaping in your local area by contacting Nic Rattle on 01225 484088