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Market Position Statement

Welcome to our new Market Position Statement (MPS) which has been designed to inform and support our Adult Social Care Providers to develop their businesses. We are delighted to share this MPS with you and hope that you find it informative. It is crucial for the future of health and social care that we work effectively together as a whole system and that we work in partnership with you to improve the services that we commission both now and into the future. The MPS is one tool to help us to achieve this.  

It has been prepared as part our duty under the Care Act to support and ensure the sufficiency of supply in the social care market. It provides a needs, supply and demand assessment, both now and looking to the future and offers an assessment of the changes needed in the market to adapt to changing requirements, and highlights business opportunities. This information should help providers with shaping existing services and informing future investment decisions. The MPS should only be seen as an indication of future direction and forms just one element of the research that any provider would undertake to decide upon any future ventures. 

The MPS sets out the strategic and financial context for Health and Social Care and links providers to useful information contained in Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and other trends in commissioning activity. The specific Commissioning Statements are detailed as follows:

We have adopted a modular approach to the MPS (see section guides below) and hope that this will help you to find the information you are looking for quickly. Our intention is that this is a live suite of documents which we will update as things change. 

We are also be working with the Provider Engagement Network to continue to evolve each of the statements and to ensure that they reflect the insights and intelligence of the provider market. 

If you have any suggestions about how the MPS could be improved in the future please email us at socialcarebusinessrelations-mailbox@devon.gov.uk  

  • Market Position Statement - summary, context, supporting data and Provider Engagement arrangements

    Executive summary, strategic context, financial context, supporting data (Power BI report) and Provider Engagement arrangements

  • MPS: Living Well @ Home

    The Living Well @Home contract commissions the provision of personal care services which are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and delivered to individuals in their own home.

  • MPS: Supporting Independence

    New business for unregulated care and support, where there is no element of personal care, is commissioned through the 'Supporting Independence' contract.

  • MPS: Replacement care

    Replacement care is the outcome of a one-off or recurrent short-term service that specifically addresses the need of a carer for a break from caring responsibilities, or allows other carer needs to be met, by providing a service to the cared-for person.

  • MPS: Technology Enabled Care and Support (TECS) 

    TECS is one of the ‘tools’ used by equipment prescribers in Devon, alongside other equipment and services, to enable independence and safety at home.

  • MPS: Care homes

    Residential care homes services are mainly for people with highly intensive and complex needs; nursing homes are for people who have a requirement for a level of registered nursing that cannot be provided in their own home.

  • MPS: Extra care

    Extra Care Housing (ECH) provides self-contained one or two bedroomed apartments, most often for older people, across a range of tenures.

  • MPS: Supported living

    A group of people living together in a building or cluster of buildings (including self-contained accommodation), have been assessed as all in need of an agreed level of shared hours of care and support that is being provided on an equal split to everyone.

  • MPS: Carers

    Who is a carer? A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

  • MPS: Individual purchasing

    People who are individual purchasers of care and support can be self-funders, or people with a personal budget who have chosen to take this as an Individual Service Fund or a direct payment.



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