Adult Social Care Consultations

We are facing extreme financial pressures on all our budgets. As a result, we are being forced to consider some very tough decisions about the services we provide, including Adult Social Care Services and we'd like to hear what you think about these proposals.

Proposed changes to disability related expenses

The proposal being considered is to change the list of allowances associated with Disability Related Expenses (DRE)

Proposed changes to day centre and transport costs

The proposals being considered are:

  1. To introduce a single rate for attending a day centre based on the actual cost of providing the service 
  2. Increase transport costs to and from day centres to reflect the actual cost of the service to the Council

This consultation has now closed

Once the consultation feedback has been analysed, the results of the consultation will be considered before making any final decision. Proposals will be presented to the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee early in 2018.

If the proposal is agreed, we will be writing to people about the changes and notifying them individually if, and how they will be affected. The Financial Assessment & Benefits team within Adult Social Care will work with individuals affected by the changes and will provide information and advice where needed.