Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care is about supporting adults of all ages, disabilities, and backgrounds to be independent, healthy, safe, and well. We understand that for most people, staying independent is important for ensuring that you live a happy and fulfilling life.
Our investments into the home care sector, into developing community capacity and assistive technology and into working with the Primary Care Networks and the wider NHS system. The pandemic was challenging but we have emerged with even stronger relationships with our NHS partners, with Care Providers (including establishing a local care association) and with a commitment to developing much more localised solutions.
Our Council vision for Adult Social Care, which was co-produced with people with lived experience, with family carers and with front line staff, informs the people of Kirklees about our aims and intentions for social care. It provides the basis for the continued development of care and support, working across the Council, jointly with our partners and communities to enable residents in Kirklees to live well and independently. This vision provides direction, it describes the type of social care services Kirklees residents want by empowering people and focussing our collective efforts on the things that matter.
Our vision “We want every person in Kirklees who needs social care to be able to live the life that matters to them; with the people they value, in the places and communities they call home, and with an equal voice in co-ordinating their care.”
In this role, you’ll be joining a strong, well-established team who are committed to doing the right thing for local people. You’ll need to be able to move between the strategic and operational spaces to make sure that we are always heading in the right direction but aren’t so focused on the long term that we are not getting the day to day business right.