The local account for adult social care services

About the Local Account

Local Authorities are required to produce an annual Local Account for adult social care.

Like an annual report the Local Account gives an informative overview of the work carried out by our adult social care teams. It reports publicly on our performance and is used to provide accountability to the people of Bristol.

The Local Account tells citizens:

  • What we achieved
  • What services we support and what we spent money on
  • The changes and challenges we are facing
  • Our ambitions and plans for further improvement.

Comment on the Local Account

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Background to the Local Account

The Local Account has replaced some of the previous performance framework used to judge and rate our services. This was carried out by the national regulator the Care Quality Commission until 2010.

The requirement to publish our Local Account comes from the ‘Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care’ Programme (TEASC) and from the national Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS).

The TEASC programme helps councils perform to the highest standard in adult social care. The purpose of the programme is to support and challenge Local Government to deliver excellent Adult Social Care services.