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.
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
Ringing our customer helpline on 0116 252 8301
By email: email@example.com
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
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.
Please see 'Related documents', below: