Local account for adult social care

Here for you - how did we do?

The Local Account for Kent Adult Social Care, 'Here for you, how did we do?' describes the achievements, improvements and challenges faced by Adult Social Care and our vision for the future. It is an important way in which people can challenge and hold us to account.

This is the eighth year that it has been developed in partnership with people who use our services, their carers, voluntary organisations and service providers as well as members, district councils and staff.

In 2018-19, we have strived to:

  • keep adults who might be at risk safe
  • support people to live independently in their own home
  • increase investment in enablement services and Telecare provision to enable people to regain their independence and remain at home
  • reduce the number of permanent admissions to residential care enabling people to be in the right place to meet their needs
  • support more people through a person-centred process, building on individual strengths and capability
  • support more people with a learning disability into employment
  • use surveys and other feedback to look at what we are doing well and what needs improving
  • work with health and other partners to plan and provide joint services
  • work seamlessly with health to reduce delayed transfers of care from hospital to ensure that people are able to access the right support when they are medically fit and safe to be discharged.

Your feedback remains important to us. If you have any questions regarding the data, content of the report or you wish to leave feedback, you can submit your comments.

If you have not had the opportunity to contribute to the Local Account or have been involved in the past and would like to continue to help us shape how the Local Account looks and what it includes going forward, please email us at kentlocalaccount@kent.gov.uk letting us know how you would like to be involved.