Commissioning - Older people

Peterborough City Council has the aim of supporting older people in their own homes as long as possible.

Development of high quality homecare capacity to meet demographic growth pressures in the over 65 population

It is the council’s intention to re tender the Personal Care and Support Services Framework for adults and children with generic care at home needs during 2017/2018. The new proposed framework will focus on generic care for all ages and will be needs not service led.

Supporting people with dementia to retain their independence for as long as possible and enjoy a good quality of life

The growth in people experiencing dementia presents probably the greatest challenge for health and social care services. Supporting people in the familiar settings of their own homes can reduce the numbers prematurely entering long term care. Providers can play an important role working alongside health professionals to ensure the early identification of dementia, and the provision of appropriate support to delay and minimise the impact of this condition. For people in the later stages of dementia, registered care settings play an important role in supporting people to live well and with dignity.

Promoting preventative services including assistive technology

We will encourage providers to embed assistive technology into their service offer.

Older People's Day Services

The use of day care by our service users has been reducing in the last four years with only 70 accessing day service facilities in 2016 across three sites. We want to work with providers to develop new and innovative day opportunity models across both rural, urban and hard to reach areas.

Capacity within the nursing sector

We will work on the development of capacity within the nursing sector, particularly for people with dementia and/or nursing needs.