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Support at home service (floating support) for people with a learning disability

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:

We are proposing

  • to reduce the length of support received in people's own homes (floating support) from two years to nine months.

The service supports clients with identified housing-related support needs for up to two years to maintain their tenancy, gain independent living skills and clients seeking single tenancies are supported to access appropriate accommodation.

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 cabinet paper 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 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