Delivering services: Strategies and plans
Peer Challenge - January 2016
Peer Challenge helps a Local Authority and its partners assess current achievements, areas for development and capacity to change. Specifically the Peer Challenge seeks to identify an organisation's current strengths and areas requiring improvement.
During January 2016 Calderdale Council participated in a Peer Challenge by the Local Government Association (LGA) into Commissioning for Better Outcomes in the Council's Adults, Health and Social Care Directorate and with partners.
The Council was seeking an external view on the quality of the Directorate's commissioning activities in delivering personalised outcomes. The Council intends to use the findings of this Peer Challenge as a marker on its improvement journey. The specific scope of the work was:
- How the current model of contracting is working from a provider perspective
- A view on updating the supported living model without destabilising the market while ensuring personalised outcomes
- A deep dive into the Home Care and Learning Disability services to ensure focus is on delivering outcomes