About the Markets and Commissioning network

Welcome to the Market Shaping and Commissioning Network

ADASS East established a Regional Market Shaping and Commissioning Network in 2019/20 to support market sustainability and development across the East Region. It’s three areas of work were established as:

  1. Workforce Development (adult social care): to determine a regional workforce strategy and priorities for action across health and care and implementation of the same
  2. Housing: To identify priorities for the development of housing for the future to enhance the independence and health and wellbeing of working age adults as well as older people
  3. Care markets development: To determine regional priorities for care market sustainability and development within adult social care

Workforce and housing are discussed under each of those tabs on the website under Markets. In terms of care market development, the Network has been developing regional priorities for care market development. Eleven regional priorities have been identified to help create  innovative ways to grow and shape the market locally and regionally and involves using all the resources available to support people to have more choice and control over the care that matters to them.  During summer 2021 we will embark upon a public engagement process to listen to people with lived experience in terms of what really matters to them regarding the care they or loved ones receive. We will also engage with care providers to start a process dialogue about care market reform. As a result of this we will revisit the priorities and underpinning principles in Autumn 2021.   


Les Billingham

Chair of the Markets and Commissioning network

Thurrock Council