Equality Impact Assessment

Name of the proposal : Executive Member approval to tender for Re-ablement beds

Department : Adult Services

Name of lead officer : Myles Walshe

Publication date: 17/10/2011

Review date: 06/09/2012

Departmental Manager Approval by : Richard Ellis

Departmental Manager Approval date : 17/10/2011

 

 

Main purpose and aims of the policy, plan or project

There are currently 9 separate providers based within the County who have block contracts in place to provide reablement beds (Time to Think beds) The total number of places provided through the current contractual arrangements are 46.

These contracts have recently been extended by Legal Services and the Director of Adult Services under delegated powers within Contract Standing Orders, through a Single Tender approval process. The contracts have been extended until September 2012, to enable a full countywide review and tender for a total of 46 re-ablement beds.

In addition there is a need to commission a further 15 beds from the independent sector in the following areas, to supplement existing provision:

Basingstoke 13 beds

Winchester 2 beds

Main elements of the policy, plan or project

See above

Detailed Assessment

Age: Impact : No Impact
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Disability: Impact : No Impact
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Faith: Impact : No Impact
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Gender: Impact : No Impact
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Transgender: Impact : No Impact
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Race: Impact : No Impact
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Sexual Orientation: Impact : No Impact
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Marriage / civil partnership: Impact : No Impact
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Pregnancy & maternity: Impact : No Impact
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Other factors: Impact : No Impact
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Details of why some groups are low and/or no impact

No one will be without a service due to the purchasing of Reablement beds.

Conclusion

The Service Specification for re-ablement services, will enable a comprehensive evaluation of any future tenders that will ensure that the service provider will not unlawfully discriminate against individuals who receive the service by virtue of age, race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or because of transgender issues.

 

For more information please visit the Hampshire County Council Equality & Diversity web page.