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Market Position Statement 'Business of Care'

The Market Position Statement 2014-2-16 'Business of Care in Barking and Dagenham' is an overview of the current state of the social care market in the Borough and how we see it developing in the future. The statement as a tool to help inform local businesses of the needs and interests of residents.

Over the past eighteen months there have been significant changes in the way adult social care and support is delivered. An interim update to the Market Position Statement 2014 to 2016 ‘Business of Care in Barking and Dagenham’ has been developed. It sets out some of the key national and local changes, and looks in more detail at several key areas for commissioning and the provider market.

The Market Position Statement is a vital tool in driving market development and supporting providers to create local service provision that is responsive to the needs of our residents and delivers positive outcomes by ensuring that:

  • care needs are prevented from becoming more serious
  • people can easily get the information they need to make good decisions about their own care and support
  • there is a wide range of high quality providers to choose from

The Market Position Statement, published in 2014 can be viewed here with the interim update and should be read in together. The update seeks not to repeat information, but simply clarify any significant developments that have taken place both in terms of policy and relevant data or context. If the item you are looking for is not included in this up-date, please referto the original Market Position Statement. 

We will be working throughout 2017 to update the Market Position Statement.  For any comments or feedback on what you think should be included in the 2017 version, please email

The Business of Care in Barking and Dagenham - Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2014 to 2016.

The Business of Care in Barking and Dagenham - An interim Update January 2016

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