During the pandemic Learning Disability Day
Services changed the service model to manage the capacity of the
buildings without having to reduce the amount of day service
provision offered to people with a learning disability. Changes
were also made to ensure we did all we could to reduce the risk of
infection from Covid-19.
Some of these changes have had a positive impact on the way services are delivered and the experience of people using the services. This consultation is to make the following temporary changes to the day services permanent:
- To provide the service across three sessions a day: AM, PM, and Twilight rather than as whole days.
- To provide the service in ‘support bubbles’ of up to 15 people
- To provide sessions based in the community that are independent of the building-based service.
These changes will improve the experience of people using the service by providing a more personalised approach, broaden what is available by increasing the length of the day and community activities and equip the service to respond to any future situations such as the current pandemic
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: Bexhill South; Crowborough South and St Johns; Eastbourne - St Anthony's; Lewes;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2021
Decision due: 21 Sep 2021 by Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Lead member: Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Lead director: Director of Adult Social Care and Health
Contact: Richard Lewis, Head of Service – ESCC Learning Disability Services Email: Richard.lewisASC@eastsussex.gov.uk.
There have been two consultations for these
proposals. Staff have been consulted with regard to changing their
Clients, parents, carers and other stakeholders have been consulted regarding the change of the model of delivery outlined above.
An Equalities Impact Assessment was completed for these interim arrangements and is being updated as part of the consultation