Policies and strategies
In this section you can learn about our main plans and strategies that help guide our work and our work with partners in delivering social care and health services across the borough.
Adult Social Care
Integrated Adults and Social Care Services (IASCS) Department Plan and Delivery Plan
Our single departmental plan sets out our ambitions to 2028 and provides a baseline to monitor progress and improvement. This was developed using learning from what we know internally, from a regional sector led improvement review and seeking the views of those colleagues in the VCSE sector via our People at the Heart of Care forum.
It focuses on 8 key themes and links to other Council strategic plans including Thrive and the Health and Wellbeing Board strategy.
We will be reviewing and reporting on our progress annually.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) helps us to understand the key issues facing people in Gateshead and is used to identify key strategic priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of our population. The key ongoing challenges and emerging issues to health and wellbeing in Gateshead are presented across the life course.