“”…We believe that in order to achieve this vision, it is necessary to undertake a wholesale review relating to the provision of day services. The anticipated outcome is likely to bring a substantial change to the way in which support is delivered for those customers attending day services, including closures in some situations. We will use co-production methods to design an alternative offer for customer who have previously attended day services, working with customers, their families, friends and staff to develop alternative approaches”” … More Transfer of Learning Disability Provider Services (Somerset County Council) to Dimensions Somerset SEV Limited
Q1 In February 2016 this Council set a “balanced budget” for 2016/17. Based on the end of the accounting period (Quarter 1) April to June 2016 there was a forecast “overspend”/ “underfund” for the year 2016/17 of approximately £24m. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=97582 http://www.somerset.gov.uk/policies-and-plans/plans/medium-term-financial-plan/ i) Will you explain how the financial planning … More Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) and Budget Monitoring – County Council 15th February 2017 – Shire Hall – Request to Speak
Dear Councillor In February 2014 Cabinet decided to explore the creation of a Social Enterprise Partnership to potentially deliver Learning Disabilities Services in the future. In making this decision Cabinet was aware that; “…there was significant support from both customers and carers for the existing service…” with the majority of respondents (54.1%) in … More Learning Disability Services UNISON Letter
Copy of the Unite/ESSU statement on the proposal to transfer 1200 staff to the Dimension s Uk Ltd Group and supplemental questions: http://www.european-services-strategy.org.uk/news/2017/social-enterprise-plans-wage-cuts-redundancies/ Q1 The existing turnover rate of staff in LDPS is high at about 15% and in the Autumn there were approximately 140 posts vacant. Children’s Services has been rated “inadequate” for 3 … More Somerset County Council 15th February 2017 -Questions on LDPS and Dimensions Uk Ltd
http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s1960/County%20Council%20Minutes%20Appendix%20B%20PQT.pdf PQ5. Revenue Budget and MTFP From Mr Nigel Behan Question 1 – The S151 Robustness and Adequacy Report (County Council February 2016) indicated that there were two main reserves created from Revenue (General and the Capital Fund) “Both reserves have been created from revenue sources of finance, so could be used for any … More Full Council 30 Nov minutes
PQ6. Adult Social Care costs It has been reported (Local Government Association Daily News 25th November) that: “Anger grows over silence on adult social care costs Councils and care providers have criticised the Government for failing to provide more money in the Autumn Statement to stave off a crisis in adult social care. … More Full written response to questions raised at the Full Council meeting on the 30th November 2016.