Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Day Opportunities for Adults with a Learning
Disability and/or Autism.
As per the January 2019 Cabinet Decision, Officers will return with an overview of the Engagement Feedback helping to shape the future of Day Opportunities in Staffordshire.
“In January 2019, we undertook extensive consultation with people with a learning disability and autism, asking them their opinions about the options for building based day services as part of our Adult Learning Disability Community Offer. We wanted their opinions on what currently works, and how services could potentially work in the future.
More than 300 people responded, and from the feedback we gained, it became clear that our community offer needs to change so they are fit for the future.
We want to redesign the day services the council provides for people with complex needs and work better with the independent marketplace, so we can ensure people’s eligible care and support needs are being met. This means looking at the number of options available to us to design services that really make a difference to people’s lives, helps them achieve the independence they have told us they want, and prevents the need for long-term reliance on social care services.”
Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health Care and Wellbeing
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the outcome of the consultation with people with a learning disability and autism on the options for building based day services, as part of our Adult Learning Disability Community Offer
Decision – (a) That in respect of Building Based Day Opportunities:
(i) The proposed options and outcome of further engagement for building based day opportunities for adults with a learning disability and / or autism be noted.
(ii) The redesign of day services for people with complex needs directly provided by the Council, ensuring they are consistent with peoples assessed eligible care and support needs, be agreed.
(iii) The development of a contracting arrangement under the Light Touch Regime (in accordance with Public Contract Regulations 2015) for building based day services commissioned from the independent market be approved, and that the decision to proceed with these contracting mechanisms be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing in conjunction with the Director of Health and Care and the Director of Corporate Services.
(iv) The development of a pricing strategy for the purchase of building based day services commissioned from the independent market (including a period of engagement with key stakeholders as appropriate) be approved, and that the decision to introduce a pricing strategy be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing in conjunction with the Director of health and Care and the Director of Corporate Services.
(b) That, in respect of all Learning Disability Services directly provided by the Council:
(i) The development of an evidence based options appraisal to consider the future operating model of all Learning Disability services currently directly provided by the Council be approved.
(ii) The evidence based options appraisal be presented to Cabinet in September 2019.
Publication date: 20/06/2019
Date of decision: 19/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 19/06/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 26/06/2019