Adult care strategies and plans

Adult social care local account

People who use adult social care support and services in Thurrock can share their views on how well we're doing and what we should include in our plans for the future.

'Local account' is a name for the way we work with local people to plan what's most important for those who need support.

Making a positive difference

Working together with local organisations and people who use services, we publish adult social care reports called 'Making a positive difference'.

The report looks at:

  • how we spend our money
  • what we have achieved since we published our last report
  • how we decide what need to do in future
  • how you can tell us what you think

We would like to know your views on this report, such as whether it was helpful, and any suggestions you have to improve it in the future.

Market Position and Sustainability Plans 

As part of the government’s Adult Social Care Reform agenda, local authorities were required to carry out a fair cost of care exercise with providers across their local market. The purpose of this was to inform local authorities of a ‘fair’ cost of care and empower providers to share with local authorities their individual drivers that impact their ability to remain sustainable, with the intention of moving towards this cost of care over the coming years. As part of this exercise there were conditions to publish local authorities’ findings. 

Areas covered in this exercise

In undertaking this exercise, local authorities looked to identify the lower quartile, median and upper quartile costs in the local area for the following care categories:

  • care homes for 65 years old +
    • standard residential care
    • residential care for enhanced needs
    • standard nursing care
    • nursing care for enhanced needs
  • domiciliary care for 18 year olds +

For more information: Government's market sustainability and fair cost of care fund 2022 to 2023: guidance