Consultation on improving the day offer for older people and adults with disabilities
The consultation is now closed
We want to improve the day services available to older people and adults with disabilities.
We formally consulted on our new day offer. The consultation was open for three months from 24 October 2016 and gave you the opportunity to:
- look at what is being proposed and to
- give us your comments and ideas
The consultation had two parts:
- our Have your say (PDF 399KB) which explains our proposals
- the questionnaire, which asked a number of questions based on principles in the ‘Have your say’ document
The results of the consultation have been taken into account and the Day Offer was agreed by the Council’s Executive at its meeting on 4 April 2017.
Details of this can be viewed here.
What happens next?
After the consultation
We will start a process to review the existing services against the new day offer and see where we can improve things. This process will start in 2017 and may take a number of years, depending on what people say they want and the timings of other developments that could provide better opportunities or facilities.
What does it mean for current customers and carers?
If customers currently receive day services nothing will change until the new offer is agreed. Even then, no specific centre will change until we have discussed individual needs and options with people who use it. We are not proposing to change the eligibility rules for day services, just the way they are delivered. If people receive day services now they will continue to do so but there may be more options to choose from that might be more suited to their needs.
Are we closing day centres?
We haven’t made any decisions about the future of any centre. As we start to conduct reviews of each centre from 2017 onwards, we will look in detail at the service it is providing and the needs of its current and future customers. We will also look at opportunities to develop more personalised services and for the day offer to become more integrated with other community facilities.
How to get involved
If you use Day Services or are a family member of someone who attends a day service in Central Bedfordshire and you would like to find out moret please contact us:
Telephone: 0300 300 6310