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Professionals and Practitioners

Adult Services Department Structure

The Adult Services Department aims to improve the lives of vulnerable adults through promoting independence and choice and enabling people to live their lives as they wish.

Departmental Management Team

Director of Adult Services: Gill Duncan

Hampshire County Council’s model of care and support aims to provide and commission good quality services that offer:

  • To local communities: advice, information, early intervention and prevention
  • To those in crisis: reablement and recovery, in partnership with Health
  • To those with long term needs: care and support, personal budgets for social care and personalised support plans

Policy and Strategic Development Deputy Director: Richard Ellis

The directorate focuses on policy & strategy development, prevention & early intervention, working with communities, performance management and business support. Business support includes the relationship with the integrated service centre, procurement, property, risk and information services.


Community Care Services and Commissioning Deputy Director: Ruth Dixon

The directorate is responsible for all care group community teams, individual, local and county wide commissioning of community care services and partnership working with Southern Health and Surrey Borders to deliver mental health and learning disability services. The lead for developing collaborative commissioning and integrated care teams for older people and people with long term conditions with the new CCGs falls within this directorate's remit. In addition, Ruth will manage the safeguarding team as well as being the senior professional lead for social work across the county.


Business and Services Development Assistant Director: Behrooz Vaezi

Currently the focus of this role includes the Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Programme management, Performance and Information Governance, Risk and Property Services Management.

Behrooz is the lead for the Hampshire Adult Services preparation for the implementation of the Care Act. Considering the significant changes promoted by the Care Act, the programme board has utilised the existing projects and has set up new programmes where necessary to deliver the requirements of this Act over the course of the next two years.


Adult Services teams

Community independence

Maintaining independence to reduce the likelihood of requiring adult social care services

Community mental health

Dealing with people's health and social care needs in the community

Community response

Short term reablement to help you regain your independence and can carry on living at home

Deaf services

Working with Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL), and are 18 and over, in Hampshire.

Inclusion and engagement

Delivering and developing services that meet the needs of a diverse population.

Locality housing

Finding the right housing and care solution for the individual Adult Services clients

Occupational Therapy

Specialist advice to help you become as independent and safe as possible in your daily activities

Sensory services

Helping people with a diagnosed sight loss, hearing loss, or both to stay independent


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