Professionals and Practitioners

Executive summary

This consultation includes two sets of proposals. One related to day services and one for residential services.

Day services

Proposals are to relocate day services to modern venues that are fit for purpose and are more integrated into the community, focussing on specialist provision for those with complex needs and offering wider choices for less disabled service users.

These proposals include

  • Services which are re-focused to support people with complex needs
  • The Council’s Day Services would be re-focused on those service users living with family carers
  • Services would be relocated and based in or near to local communities
  • People supported to access mainstream, and alternative support services where possible
  • Consultation clinics will be held around the County for service users and carers currently receiving planned respite, crisis, long stay and day services. Service user and carers will receive details of these clinics through individual correspondence.

Residential services

Proposals are to refocus residential respite services on those with complex needs and to offer those who are less disabled a wider range of choices of respite care.

These proposals include

  • A separation of residential functions, so that crisis, respite beds and long stay beds are not placed in the same home
  • A reduction in the amount of Hampshire County Council’s respite provision in Hampshire to match demand. This would be implemented alongside the development of alternative services so that there is a wider range of respite options
  • Development of respite services that would meet the needs of people with complex needs
  • Develop a new model to support people in crisis to offer a combination of bed based, outreach and commissioned services
  • Individual consultation with people with learning disabilities living in long stay accommodation will take place
  • Consultation clinics will be held around the County for service users and carers currently receiving planned respite, crisis and day services. People with learning disabilities living in long stay accommodation can also attend these. Service user and carers will receive details of these clinics through individual correspondence.