Douglas Bader Day Centre Consultation Proposal

Closed 16 Dec 2013

Opened 17 Sep 2013

Feedback Updated 3 Mar 2014

We Asked

We asked you to give us your views on the proposal put forward by the Council on the future of its Physical Disability Day Centre, Douglas Bader. The proposal was to stop running the day centre due to the fall in numbers attending, the increasing cost of running the services and the impact traditional day services of people having greater choice, control and opportunity

You Said

The majority of people, who responded either through 1:1 meetings, completing a questionnaire or at focus group meetings, said they did not want the centres to close, but understood why the Council was proposing closure. The main concern was about losing friendships and being isolated at home if the centre closed.

We Did

A report with recommendations and the consultation findings was prepared for the City Mayor and his Executive Team to make a decision on the future of the day centres. The final decision taken was to close the day centres and support the 45 remaining individuals still attending the day centre to find alternative provision to meet their needs.

Results Updated 7 Feb 2014

The Council carried out a consultation exercise on the future of Douglas Bader Day Centre from 17th September to 16th December 2013.  Below is the Executive report and key findings of the consultation.

No decision been made yet, these are only recommendations in the report.

 

 

 

Overview

We are changing the way we deliver adult social care services to give people more choice in the type of care and support they receive. This is being introduced throughout the country as part of national policy and is sometimes called ‘personalisation’. People are now receiving personal budgets as a way of meeting their support needs.  A personal budget is money given by the council to people so they can arrange support to meet their needs. As people now have more choice, we are starting to see some changes in Leicester.

Why We Are Consulting

The number of people who are attending the day services is falling and it is becoming difficult for the council to run the day centre. Approximately 60 people in total are registered to attend, with 35 people attending on a daily basis.  As numbers are dropping it is becoming more expensive to provide the service.  It is cheaper for people to buy a place in day care provided by the independent and voluntary sector.  There are also lots of other activities going on in the community which people can access with support.

 

We want to find out what people think about the following proposal for change:

 

The council is proposing to stop running Douglas Bader Day Service. After the consultation, and if the proposed change was agreed, a care management officer from the council would review the needs of people affected and would support them to find other services that meets their needs.”

 

Who are we asking?

We are inviting comments on the proposal from people who attend the day services, their families and other interested parties.

Details

You can give your views on the proposals for change by:

  • Posting a comment on the council’s (this) website on

 www.consultations.leicester.gov.uk (deadline 16 December). Click on the link below: Online survey.

  • Writing to the council at: DB Consultation, Leicester City Council,  Transformation Team, B8 New Walk Centre, Leicester, LE1 6ZG
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  • Ringing our customer helpline on 0116 252 8301
  • By email: dayservices-talk@leicester.gov.uk
  • We will be holding consultation meeting for customers and carers at the day service (we will be contacting people with the details).
  • We will also be offering people directly affected the opportunity to attend consultation meetings
  • An individual interview to let us know their views on a one to one basis.
  • A telephone interview to let us know their views

 

Consultation Results

The Council carried out a consultation exercise on the future of Douglas Bader Day Centre from 17th September to 16th December 2013.  Below is the Executive report and key findings of the consultation.

No decision been made yet, these are only recommendations in the report.

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Audiences

Interests

  • Adult social care and safeguarding