Proposed new adult social care Prevention and Wellbeing Grant Fund

Closed 1 Sep 2017

Opened 14 Jun 2017


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 We Are Consulting

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 repective surveys' page.
We will report the findings to the council’s executive and decisions on both strands are expected to be made in August. 



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Adult social care