This chapter was last reviewed and/or updated April 2021.

1. Introduction

The Council’s Business Plan sets out how we use our resources to deliver the most important things for the people of Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council’s values reflect our shared attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, and the qualities of how we will work together to deliver the Council’s vision and purpose.

Lincolnshire County Council wants to support a society where people contribute to their communities and are willing and able to look after themselves and others; a county where:

  • communities are safe and protected;
  • businesses are supported to grow;
  • health and wellbeing is improved;
  • we effectively target our resources.

To learn more about the Council’s Business Plan you can view the Council Business Plan and Performance Dashboard.

2. Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is under a rolling programme of review to ensure each topic area is refreshed and updated as new data and evidence becomes available.

The JSNA is a shared evidence base built from data sources and commentaries which reports on the key areas of health and wellbeing in Lincolnshire.

The requirement to produce a JSNA has been a statutory duty on local authorities and the local NHS since 2007. The Health and Care Act 2012 further enhanced this duty by placing specific responsibilities on local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups through the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board to publish a JSNA and to use it to identify the priorities for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS).

Lincolnshire’s JSNA is made up of 35 topics; each topic area assesses the current picture in Lincolnshire and existing services, and looks ahead to the potential future level of need to support effective service planning and commissioning. The topics are grouped into six themed areas linked to the outcomes identified in The Marmot Review:

  • Adults;
  • Children and Young People;
  • Healthy Lifestyles;
  • Major Diseases;
  • Older People;
  • Wider Determinants of Health.

The JSNA is available as an interactive web resource on the Lincolnshire Research Observatory.

3. Commissioning for Outcomes based on our Communities’ Needs

Becoming a Commissioning Council is a programme which is transforming the approach the council takes to commissioning services. Our priority focus is on the results for people in Lincolnshire; we call these results ‘outcomes’.

In Adult Care:

  • we continue to help people who use Adult Care and carers to have greater choice and control over how they receive their care;
  • our level and quality of engagement with people who need or use social care, and their families and friends continues to improve. This means that we can more consistently work in a way that shares responsibility in delivering statutory functions with service users, their carers and the wider community;
  • we have processes in place for how people pay for their care and support needs, as introduced by the Care Act.

4. Commissioning Strategies for Adult Care

The Council’s priorities and intentions are set out in a number of commissioning strategies spanning Council and partner functions.

The commissioning strategies pertinent to Adult Care are included in the Social care and health section of the Policies, strategies and plans area of the County Council’s website.

5. Market Position Statement

The Market Position Statement reflects Lincolnshire County Council’s commissioning intentions and provides the basis for engagement with both customers and providers in shaping the availability of services to meet Lincolnshire’s commissioning outcomes.