Decision details

Shaping Tomorrow - An Overarching Commissioning Strategy for Wirral Adult Social Care Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for further development of a single overarching commissioning strategy.


A report by the Director of Adult Social Services sought approval for the further development of a single overarching commissioning strategy for adult social care which related to all citizens of Wirral. This had been developed in compliance with the Corporate Commissioning Strategy Framework which was approved by Cabinet on 29 March 2012 (Minute No. 368 refers).  It was one of the key delivery priorities of the Department of Adult Social Services which were also agreed at the same meeting.


The strategy sought to define how commissioning would support the continued transformation of services to achieve the vision initially set out by Government in ‘Putting People First’ and subsequently developed in a ‘Vision for Adult Social Care’.


The strategy was currently subject to consultation with users and carers and partners from the statutory and voluntary, community and faith sectors.  The role of all these groups was developing cohesive commissioning strategies in key service areas which were a critical and key part of improved commissioning processes.


From the generic document each service area would develop a detailed commissioning plan in entirety which would show how the vision and principles laid out in this strategy would be delivered in Wirral.





(1)  the Cabinet, as part of the consultation process, comments on “Shaping Tomorrow” - Adult Social Care Services Overarching Commissioning Strategy 2012 – 2015; and


(2)  the decision to agree the final document, including subsequent comments from consultation, be delegated to the Director of Adult Social Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Social Care and Inclusion.


Report author: Director of Adult Social Services

Publication date: 09/07/2012

Date of decision: 21/06/2012

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/07/2012

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