New tools and guidance to support market shaping activity
The Care Act (2014) introduced new duties for local authorities to 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:
- What is market shaping? – an introduction to market shaping, including guidance on who shapes the market and key actions they should be taking
- Market position statement database – a fully searchable database of all published market position statements in England
- Market position statement guidance – guidance to help you (re)develop an effective MPS, with real examples, and a checklist to help you assess the quality of your MPS
- Market shaping to support individual purchasing of care – a paper to help you think through what market shaping means in terms of people with personal budgets, direct payments, and self-funders who buy their own care and support
- Place-based market shaping: co-ordinating health and social care – a paper, aimed at health and social care commissioners, that explores the importance of developing a place-based approach to shaping the care market
- Cross-local authority and regional working on market shaping – a paper that explores when and how to take a regional joint approach to market shaping
Find out more about how we can support you with market shaping in your local area by contacting Nic Rattle on 01225 484088