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Welcome from corporate director for adult social care, vision for adult care

Dorset has a lot to offer - it's a great place to work and live! 

Watch the video to find out more about what Dorset Council does for its residents.
Watch the video to find out more about what Dorset Council does for its residents.

The new Dorset Council gives social care an opportunity to work closely with local housing and community networks with a net budget of around £295m. It is one of four pioneering authorities for Sustainability and Transformation Planning (STP). Our STP sets out our joint vision for working across the NHS and Local Authorities in Dorset around acute care, integrated care, and prevention at scale.

Our vision

“We will work with people, communities and other organisations to improve and maintain their wellbeing, support them to live as independently as possible recognising that some individuals may need more support than others.”

Our vision aims to deliver three key outcomes reflecting our Corporate Plan, our role in Dorset and the wider challenges being addressed through collaborative approaches:

Delivering good health and care – affordable, flexible and accessible

To avoid hospital admissions, crisis or where carers are struggling to cope, we will work together across health and care and with other partners to provide services that are affordable, flexible and easy to access.

Promoting independence – helping people to help themselves

To prevent or delay the need for ongoing health and social care services we will give people the right information, advice and access to flexible accommodation, technology or equipment, giving them more choice and control.

Enhancing wellbeing for local communities

To delay or reduce the need for health and care support we will link and co-ordinate local services that help people, groups and communities support wellbeing and good health.

We are shaping several strategic commissioning intentions that will run through the core everything we do:

  • use technology to deliver improve quality of care, efficient use of resources and better information, advice and guidance
  • promote independence through the right built environment, flexible accommodation and choice
  • enhance universal wellbeing through inclusive, connected and resilient communities, with meaningful activity, skills and employment opportunity
  • support people with complex needs and integrated health and social care pathways through targeted prevention, locally accessible and safe services
  • enable the right environment for carers and families to support each other through partnership working and effective crisis response

If you are interested in being part of our future, please take some time to read through the information on this site and contact us if there is anything you would like to know more about.

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Careers in adult care

Name: Katharine Welch - Workforce Planning Co-ordinator
Email: careersinadultcare@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 225497
Full contact details for Careers in adult care

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