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Housing-related support for older people in their own homes (floating support)

Status: Results available

Opens: 12 December 2014 - Closes: 20 March 2015

The Derbyshire Challenge

What this consultation is about

We are 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 continue to provide the Older People's support at home service (floating support) at a slightly reduced level from the current delivery of 6,838 people to 5,924 people from 1 April 2015.

This service provides older people (over 55) living in Derbyshire with housing related support to maintain and develop maximum levels of independence. The services work with clients with a variety of needs including people with dementia and their carers to maintain their accommodation, health and wellbeing. The budget savings will be £705,421 per annum.

There will be no significant impact as the reduced number of 914 people will be achieved by removing the housing related support element from those people who currently receive both a care package with a visiting element plus a housing related support plan.

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

If you need help in reading, understanding or responding to these proposals, call our helpline tel: 01629 533365

This consultation is now closed. A report was presented to Cabinet, 28 July 2015, agenda item five.

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:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • County Hall
  • Matlock
  • Derbyshire
  • DE4 3AG