Stephanie Butterworth, Director of Adults Services,

     Tameside Council

Overview

NW ADASS Market Shapers is a network of commission leads from across the NW.  The group meets quarterly to discuss relevant issues that in adult social care markets, with an emphasis on market shaping and innovation.  Meetings are a mix of thought provoking speakers and sharing good practice, with the ability to influence NW ADASS projects and advise the NW ADASS Branch meeting.  The Market Shapers Network is chaired by Stephanie Butterworth, Director of Adults Services, Tameside Council.

The network usually meets at NW Employers Building 8, 2nd Floor, Suite 2.4, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester, M5 3EJ.

The core membership for the network is Assistant Directors with a responsibility for commissioning and/or Heads of Commissioning.  We have a wide membership for distributing documents across NW ADASS and so if you would like to be added, or find out more please contact andrewnwadass@nwemployers.org.uk.

NW Market Shapers update: #socialcarefutures and New Homecare Innovation network

Two updates to share with you:

  1. Following #socialcarefutures last year the discussions continued and the network just shared an interesting document from Professor Bob Hudson.  The Executive Summary is a short, accessible summary of the reform opportunities and challenges we’ll no doubt all be aware of https://socialcarefuture.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/from-questions-to-answers-and-exec-summary.pdf and the website at: https://socialcarefuture.blog/2019/02/07/from-questions-to-answers/  Martin Routledge and #socialcarefutures would I’m sure be keen to get feedback on this or for you to participate in the discussion on twitter.
  2. DHSC are funding an innovation network looking at homecare, featuring SCIE, TLAP and Shared Lives Plus: https://www.scie.org.uk/transforming-care/innovation/network. The starting point for the network is last years’ report: ‘growing innovative models of health, care and support for adults’link 1 which discusses scaling up small-scale, community-focused successes so that as many people benefit from them as possible.  We’re looking to get involved to help include NW innovation and to share the learning.

Resources

  • North West Market Sustainability and Oversight Review

    Recent publications highlighted that at the national level the sustainability of the ASC market is increasingly at risk. Following on from these recent discussions, the NW ADASS Branch meetings focused on the scale of financial challenge and the level of risk in care markets in the North West.

    File name: Summary-Report-NWADASS-Market-Sustainability-and-Oversight-Review-January-2018.pdf
    File size: 463 KB
    Published: 2018-12-14

  • NW ADASS Market Sustainability Engagement and Research Findings

    Recent publications have highlighted that at the national level the sustainability of the ASC market is increasingly at risk. Following on from these recent discussions at North-West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (NW ADASS) Branch meetings focused on the scale of financial challenge and the level of risk in care markets in the North-West.

    File name: FINAL-13518-adass-report-on-engagement-2017.pdf
    File size: 10 MB
    Published: 2018-12-04