IPC Assistant Director presents at Health + Care conference 29 June

IPC Assistant Director Fiona Richardson spoke at the Health + Care conference on 29 June 2017.

Market shaping in adult social care

Fiona gave a presentation on how local authorities can fulfil their duty under the Care Act 2014 to ensure that there is a sufficient market to meet the needs of people. But many smaller providers are going out of business and there are fewer larger providers, many of whom are focussing more on the self funder market. There is a risk of destabilisation in the market.

However, there are options for local authorities to rethink how they operate in order to reduce demand. These were set out in an IPC report which highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care.

“Councils must be prepared to think bigger, be bolder and do things differently in order to manage the market for social care.”

The session was at the Health + Care Conference at Excel London.

Find out more here about IPC's work in market shaping

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