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Handy Van Network

Status: Results available

Opens: 12 December 2014 - Closes: 20 March 2015

The Derbyshire Challenge

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.

Further information

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

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Questionnaire - Online
  • Questionnaire - Paper

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Local media (newspapers/radio)
  • Our website
  • Our residents magazine

Contact details


  • County Hall
  • Matlock
  • Derbyshire
  • DE4 3AG