Community Support Market Position Statement

We are starting on a transformation journey in social care, and we want current and potential providers of care and support services to understand the present and future demands - and how we all need to work together to face the challenges ahead of us.

We have a responsibility to find more effective ways of making public money go further and deliver better outcomes. This is more important than ever in the current challenging financial context.

We want to stimulate a diverse market for care that offers people choice so that they are supported to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible and enjoy a good quality of life within their local communities.  To do this, we need a wide range of high quality services.

Forecasts suggest that the number of people funding their own care will continue to increase. We must redefine our relationship with the market and our residents to offer greater choice in service delivery and greater transparency about the quality of care on offer.

This Market Position Statement and Protocol form part of our approach to market shaping and development for care and support in Kent.