Your life, your wellbeing

Our vision is to help people to improve or maintain their wellbeing and to live as independently as possible. 'Your life, your wellbeing' details Kent County Council's vision for the future of adult social care over the next 5 years. As the demand for adult social care is increasing and finances are under pressure, expectations of adult social care are changing. Adult social care in Kent needs to continue to respond to these challenges, and the new strategy sets out how we will do this.

The strategy breaks down our approach to adult social care into three themes that cover the whole range of services provided for people with social care and support needs and their carers:

  • promoting wellbeing – supporting and encouraging people to look after their health and well-being to avoid or delay them needing adult social care
  • promoting independence – providing short-term support so that people are then able to carry on with their lives as independently as possible
  • supporting independence – for people who need ongoing social care support, helping them to live the life they want to live, in their own homes where possible, and do as much for themselves as they can.

The strategy also details what Kent County Council must have in place in order to achieve the vision. To achieve this vision, we must put in place; effective protection (safeguarding), a flexible workforce, smarter commissioning and improved partnership working.