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Procurement and Commissioning
Collate information on available supports, good and other services in the area so there are choices available under Option 2
Develop a flexible procurement/ purchasing process that allows Option 2 budgets to be spent as flexibly as possible
Collate learning about how Option 2 is working and the choices people are making (this feeds into the analysis stage of the commissioning cycle.)
Identify and understand the whole resource available for social care.
Establish a proportionate approach to monitoring Option 2 spend
Make sure that social care budgets are integrated with procurement and commissioning effectively
Establish how people’s Option 2 budgets are calculated
Monitor the overall spend on Option 2.
Develop professional knowledge of both Self-directed Support itself and the range of available supports in the area.
Work with the person to establish the best choice of Option for their plan (this sequence focusses only on Option 2.)
I discuss my outcomes and needs with a social worker. Other significant people from my life may be involved too.
Plan the staffing and training for support (and other) services in the area.
Establish if the budget is sufficient for quality support.
Establish if we have the staffing, resources and capacity to deliver the support.
Deliver the support and manage the budget (where delegated.)
We review with the person how their support is working and explain how their budget is being spent.