Our vision

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Adult social care market

Much of the work within adults is governed by the Care act 2014 which sets out a number of key responsibilities of local authorities. These include:

  • People’s wellbeing is promoted, independence is improved and that care providers and givers promote a person-centred approach to the care and support they provide.
  • People receive services that prevent their care needs from becoming more serious, or delay the impact of their needs.
  • People can get the information and advice they need to make good decisions about care and support.
  • There is a range of provision of high quality, appropriate services to choose from.
  • Safeguarding duties are in place to protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Commissioning strategy and intentions

In 2022, we launched a new 5-year Commissioning Strategy (PDF) which sets out the principles which will inform the ways we will work to deliver on our plans and intentions. We are committed to publishing our Commissioning Intentions on annual basis as part of this MPS. The strategy also describes how we will work in partnership with the providers to create a sustainable market.

Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership

Working as part of Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership

Who is in the partnership?

Bradford Council is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, which covers the population in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Further information can be found on the BDCP website.

What is the partnership?

The Health and Care Partnership is a group of organisations including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS hospital and foundation trusts.

What does the partnership do?

Bradford Council works closely with organisations within the partnership to plan health and care services across the area.

What is the aim of the partnership?

Organisations within the partnership have plans to deliver improvements to health and care services across the area and address key challenges.

Working with providers

We work in partnership with our providers and have a strong collaborative relationship with the Bradford Care Association (BCA). The BCA provide support and representation for its members directly concerned with the day-to-day provision of health and social care services. This includes promoting quality, supporting sustainability and representing providers in negotiations and discussions with the council, national networks and NHS bodies regarding service standards, system strategies and the fair cost of care.

We have Provider Forums across most service areas which are augmented in some of the regulated sectors by Service Improvement Boards. Service Improvement Boards look in detail at areas for improvement and work together to design, develop, and deliver solutions.

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