What is the Adult Social Care Accommodation Strategy?

Delivering a full range of accommodation based services to respond to people’s needs throughout their care journey is what the emerging Accommodation Strategy strives to achieve.

It is important to understand that demographic information shows growing demand. However the pattern of care is changing with more people wishing to stay independent in a home of their own for as long as it is safe to do so supported by community based services.

Devon County Council is responding to these changing needs increasingly in partnership with the NHS, other agencies and the independent sector.

The key challenges are to:

  • shape the market to meet the growing need and in particular the need for specialist dementia services
  • improve the range of support available for people to maintain their independence in a home of their own
  • ensure that more Extra Care Housing is available.

Everyone who is assessed for residential care and is eligible for public funding will continue to receive support from the County Council in arranging and purchasing their future care.