'No Wrong Doors' - memorandum of understanding

Young carers in Redbridge have said that there should be “no wrong doors” for young carers and their families. Young carers should be identified, assessed and their families supported regardless of which service is contacted in the first place.

Children and Adult Social Services have therefore committed through a memorandum to work together locally, adopting a whole system, whole council, whole family approach to providing support for young carers and their families.

Redbridge Adult Prevention & Early Intervention Strategy has been updated

The Redbridge Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy has been refreshed for 2015-18 to reflect major changes taking place across health and social care.

This strategy recognises that the health and social care systems nationally and locally are under increasing pressure due to government austerity measures, legislative change and increasing demand for services. When updating the strategy we have considered feedback from ongoing public engagement and the priorities outlined in other key strategies and plans including the Dementia Plan, Health and Wellbeing Strategy (currently being reviewed) and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The refreshed strategy continues to reflect a cross cutting partnership approach which recognises that no single agency can achieve good preventative outcomes alone.

The draft refresh of the strategy has been available online, however more recently minor amendments have been made during the consultation period following comments from Cabinet and Health and Wellbeing Board. This consultation will end on Sunday 20 September 2015.

Proposal to expand the current Section 75 agreement between LBR and NELFT

Nationally, there are a growing number of issues relating to the long term management of Adult Social Services which is increasingly focusing on the NHS and Local Authorities working closer together in a more joined up way.

The following consultation document outlines the proposal to expand the current Section 75 agreement between the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) and the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), as work begins to develop a new Integrated Health and Adult Social Care Service in Redbridge.

A Section 75 agreement is essentially a legal agreement allowing public sector organisations to develop partnership arrangements to provide joint services locally, with one organisation as the host.

Care costs cap delayed

Care and Support Minister Alistair Burt has announced that the implementation of the cap on care costs will be delayed until 2020.

In response to concerns expressed by the Local Government Association (LGA) and many other stakeholders about the timetable for implementing the cap on care costs in April 2016, the government has decided to delay its implementation until 2020.

The delay will allow time to be taken to ensure that everyone is ready to introduce the new system and to look at what more can be done to support people with the costs of care.

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Autism Alert Card available

An Autism Alert Card is available to any Redbridge resident who has an autistic spectrum condition.

The card, which is the size of a credit card can be carried at all times and used in situations where you cannot easily give an explanation about your condition. It will also assist the police and other emergency services to identify that they are dealing with someone who has autism.

The card will carry the logos of the Redbridge Disability Consortium, Centre for Independent and Inclusive Living Redbridge (CiiLR) and Redbridge Council so they will be easily identifiable to the emergency services.

How Redbridge is supporting people with dementia

Redbridge Adult Social Services was asked to participate in a film to show how the council is supporting people with dementia and giving residents choice and control in an extra care sheltered environment or in the community.

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