2023/25: Social Care Provision, Formal Council Questions and Responses - Tuesday, 26th September, 2023

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Question to the Cabinet Member for Social Services (Adult) : 2023/24 - Social Care Provision


Councillor Timothy Harvey asked:


Within the context of considerable media coverage of health and social care, can the Cabinet Member provide an update on what the council is doing to support our Newport based residents for longer within their communities?



Councillor Jason Hughes responded:


Newport adult services preparedness for social care needs of the city is a whole year activity due to the workforce pressures across all service areas and increase in complex referrals. We work across the Gwent region to maximise resources and facilities for our residents with care and support needs. 92% of adult services is focussed on supporting individuals to remain in the community/at home and avoid hospital admissions.