The Market Position Statement (MPS) is our annual account of the current shape of the adult social care market in Norfolk. It outlines:
- What support and care services people need now and what we predict will be required in the future
- What the future of care and support will be like locally, how it will be funded and purchased
- How commissioners want to shape the opportunities that will be available
The main aim of an MPS is to encourage commissioners, people who use services, carers and provider organisations to work together to explain what care services and support is needed in the area and why. The test of a good MPS is how well it is used by providers and the Council once produced.
As a result of COVID-19 the opportunities to co-produce the latest MPS with providers and people who use services was not possible. To address this, we are intending to use focus groups or other established forums to take soundings and hear feedback. We will then feed this into an editorial board, meeting quarterly, with the aim of ensuring that the information contained within the MPS remains current.
We are moving to a more interactive online MPS in 2021. This will enable regular updating of the information and analysis presented. Further details will be posted on this page as developments are implemented.