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Cabinet Decision: 6th November 2014
Title of Item/Report
Adult Social Care - Local Account 2013-14
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented for approval the Local Account, which provided an overview of progress and achievements in Adult Social Care during 2013-14.

The production of a Local Account by Councils had been promoted as part of the approach to sector led improvement. Although it was not a statutory requirement, there had been an expectation that Councils would produce a Local Account and the large majority of Councils do so. There was a commitment also through the North East Regional ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) Group to support the production of Local Accounts.

The aim of the Local Account was to support greater transparency and accountability by reporting to residents, in an accessible format, on the addressed priorities and improved outcomes for those in need of social care, how the Council had responded to feedback from service users and other stakeholders, and what the priorities would be for the future.

Attached to the report was the proposed final draft of the Local Account 2013-14 which had been developed along the format of that agreed last year. This version contained the proposed final text for the document. Once approved, arrangements would be made to produce a version formatted in line with the corporate branding, and including appropriate photographs and pictures. It was intended that the document would be made available via the Council's website.

RESOLVED that the Local Account be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
Approval of the Local Account is required as a means of providing accountability to our residents regarding the Council's work in delivery of adult social care services.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 14th November 2014

Date of Publication: 10 November 2014

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