All Age Disability
Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report describes the plans for an All Age Disability service review and transformation. It will also describe how the programme will contribute towards budget savings, with a £1M efficiency target required for 2023/24.
Greater alignment of services and more creative responses to people’s needs and aspirations is likely to lead to a reduction in future demand and in cost pressures relating to more expensive and intensive forms of care.
(1) the commencement of an All Age Disability review be approved.
(2) the approach to the review be approved and a further update report be brought to the September Committee, detailing progress made and the recommendations following the review Committee and a final report be brought to November Committee.
Reasons for the decision:
The All Age Disability service review supports the delivery of the Wirral Plan 2021-26 ‘Active and Healthy Lives’ theme: “Working for happy, active and healthy lives where people are supported, protected and inspired to live independently.” and the ‘Brighter Futures’ theme: “Brighter Futures for all, regardless of their background”.
Improvements in the way that people with a disability are supported with planning for their adult lives will enable people to live well in their communities, and to aspire to more active, fulfilling, and independent lives.
The review will support and align to delivery of the Wirral Statement of Action (Appendix 1) following the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) inspection feedback (Appendix 2). It will also align to the current SEND Strategy (Appendix 3) and its key priority to develop effective transition arrangements including preparing for adulthood pathway.
The approach to supporting people with a disability in Wirral can benefit from learning from other areas, to ensure that best practice in personalised care and support is offered to people to meet their goals and aspirations, and to achieve better outcomes.
Alternative options considered:
Not to review All Age Disability services would not deliver the best outcome for people with disabilities and their families.
Not to review All Age Disability services would not deliver the efficiencies identified for this service area for 2023/24.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Councillor Angela Davies declared a pecuniary interest by virtue of her employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.
Report author: Nicola Peel
Publication date: 14/06/2022
Date of decision: 14/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
Effective from: 21/06/2022
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