South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on the re-commissioning of Community Based Services. These services include homecare and 1:1 support to access the community.
The Council currently commissions around 16,000 hours of community based support per week and the contracts between the council and the current support providers expire at the end of January 2018. The council wanted to explore whether there was a different way of buying the support that would be better for the residents of South Gloucestershire, for providers and for the council. We have looked at how other councils buy their services and we have been working with providers, service users, social care professionals and Clinical Commissioning Group (Health) colleagues to develop a new model.
We now have a proposal for a different way to organise support and we want to hear everyone’s views on it to make sure that we take everything into account before finalising it.
As a key stakeholder you may be interested in commenting on the proposals or cascading the information to other interested parties. The Consultation Paper is attached and you can access supporting documents and the online/paper survey from the consultation webpage:
Find out more and have your say
We would now like to hear everyone’s views on our proposals – from service users, their families, carers, the general public, current and potential future providers, care workers, health partners and other stakeholders. The consultation period is open between 5 October 2016 and 5 January 2017.
Further information is available in the initial Equalities Impact Assessment. We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council should consider. Further information is available from your local South Gloucestershire library and One Stop Shops. You can find out more and tell us your views by:
- Completing the survey online
- Print off the paper version and send it to us via the freepost address
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Community Based Services Re-commissioning Consultation, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR
- Phone: 01454 868195