Derby City Council publishes its Adult Social Care Winter Plan
Published: 1 January 2021
We have published our Adult Social Care Winter Plan for Derby, setting out the actions we will be taking to ensure that care providers and people who use care services are protected and supported over the coming months.
The plan follows on from the national Adult Social Care Winter Plan which was issued by the Government in October 2020.
It contains a variety of actions that are designed to build upon the work being done to prevent and control the spread of infections in care settings, as well as working collaboratively with health and voluntary sector partners to support people who receive social care, the local workforce, and carers.
Our plan covers the period from October 2020 to March 2021 and addresses the requirements and future activity for Councils as set out in the national plan.
While this has undoubtedly been a difficult year for people worldwide, the care sector, in particular, has experienced challenging, testing and at times tragic moments in the mammoth effort that has taken place to support and protect vulnerable people.
The activities described within the plan are underpinned by the Council’s Your Life Your Choice Strategy that has been reviewed and refreshed earlier this year after consultation.
Our Your Life Your Choice vision is our way of setting out what we have been trying to achieve - our purpose, our principles and our approach to meeting the rising demand for social care. The full strategy is available on the Council website.
Councillor Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing, said:
The dedication and resilience shown by the health and social care sector in Derby has been incredible and heartening to see during the difficult year we have faced.
Now more than ever, we want there to be significant support available our city’s health and social care workers and we hope this is reflected in our plan, which has been designed to address key considerations and concerns for carers during the winter months.
The Council is sincerely grateful for all the work that our city’s carers have been doing to keep vulnerable people safe during the pandemic. Derby as a community is indebted to everyone involved.