What this consultation is about
We're facing huge budget cuts and must find ways of saving £157m by 2018.
Reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of our budget for adult social care and vulnerable children mean we must rethink the way we deliver services.
It means some services will remain, some will be run differently but some will have to stop. We don’t want to cut any services but we have no choice.
We want to hear your views about one of the proposed changes to adult care services.
The proposal is to reduce the Handy Van Network funding from £453,602 to £251,951 from 1 April 2016 which would be achieved by re-procurement.
This reduction in funding could affect the number of people that the Handy Van Service can visit each year and the number of tasks they carry out. However, it's not possible to quantify the reduction until the contract has been re-procured.
If the proposal goes ahead - this change would come into effect from 1 April 2016.
By completing the accompanying questionnaire, you can tell us:
- your views about these proposals
- your ideas about other ways we could save money in adult care.
To help you to understand the proposals we have written a range of fact sheets. You can also read the paper submitted to Cabinet on 21 January 2014 which details all the proposed changes.
Ways to take part
You can take part in several ways:
- fill in the online survey
- complete the postal questionnaire
- contact Derbyshire adult care stakeholder engagement team
- attending existing forums and meetings
The consultation is closed. A report was presented to Cabinet, 28 July 2015, agenda item 5