Proposed new adult social care Prevention and Wellbeing Grant Fund

Closed 1 Sep 2017

Opened 14 Jun 2017

Feedback updated 5 Mar 2018

We asked

We consulted over a proposal to set up an Adult Social Care Prevention & Wellbeing Grant Fund. The consultation consisted of a survey, discussions with some current providers of services commissioned from the voluntary and community sector, and a workshop held on 18th July 2017.

You said

There were 113 responses to the survey. From these responses, from discussions with providers, and from the outcomes of the workshop, it was apparent that there was no overwhelming support for the proposals.

The main finding from survey was that whilst there was some support for the grant scheme, respondents were concerned about the lack of the sustainability of projects funded through short term grants. They were also concerned about the requirement for constant innovation, and that the maximum funding amount proposed (£10,000 per project, per year), would not be sufficient to deliver effective interventions for people at risk of developing social care needs.

We did

In the light of these responses, and after careful consideration, the council has decided not to go forward with the proposed fund. The full consultation report can be downloaded below.

Results updated 5 Mar 2018



The council is proposing a new approach to the way adult social care prevention services are delivered by the voluntary and community sector (VCS). This consultation is intended to find out what people think about our proposals. No decisions have been made at this stage: it is important to us to hear what people think in order to shape the council’s way forward in these areas.

We want to give VCS organisations more flexibility to identify and support people who are most at risk of developing social care needs, and help them to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.

We are proposing to create a new adult social care Prevention and Wellbeing Grant Fund, and we would like to hear your views.

The council is also making a range of proposals about some of the existing adult social care services provided by the VCS and we would like to get your views.

Please read the ‘Information about the proposed new adult social care Prevention and Wellbeing Grant Fund’ document at the bottom of this page before you complete the survey.

As well as this survey, you can also complete a related one on proposed changes to services commissioned from the voluntary sector

There are details below of an event for people to hear about the proposed changes for services and to feed in to the development of the new grant fund.

Why your views matter

The council wants to do as much as it can to prevent people in Leicester from developing social care needs.

The council buys many prevention services from the voluntary and community sector.

However, social care costs are rising and the government is reducing the amount of money that councils receive.

The voluntary sector has unique strengths in that it is close to communities, often it consists of communities working for themselves. The sector can be very flexible and innovative in understanding people’s needs and responding to them effectively.

We want to make more of the ability of the voluntary sector in prevention. This consultation is about how we do that in the future.

What happens next

Both parts of the consultation end on Friday 28 July 2017. We will provide feedback on the findings on the respective survey page.
We will report the findings to the council’s executive and decisions on both strands are expected to be made in August. 


  • Consultation event

    From 18 Jul 2017 at 09:30 to 18 Jul 2017 at 13:00

    There will be an event taking place in the morning on Tuesday 18 July 2017 at the Leicester Adult Education College on Belvoir Street.

    Places must be booked in advance. Email or call 0116 454 2300 to book a place.


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