Equality Impact Assessment

Name of the proposal : Respite beds tender in Fareham and Gosport

Department : Adult Services

Name of lead officer : Paul Gumma

Publication date: 20/07/2012

Review date: 31/12/2013

Departmental Manager Approval by : Richard Ellis

Departmental Manager Approval date : 16/07/2012

 

 

Main purpose and aims of the policy, plan or project

Hampshire Adult Services currently have two block contracts for respite beds. One with Serincourt for two residential respite beds at Merlin Park Care Home and one with Numada Healthcare for one nursing bed at Bury Lodge Care Home.

The aim of respite beds is to offer respite for carers by providing short breaks for carers of older people by offering a brief period of stay in a residential or nursing home.

Both contracts are due to expire on 30/09/2012.

Initially it was our intention to end these contracts but following a review it was found that due to changes in local demand, this service should continue for a further three years.

Main elements of the policy, plan or project

There are a number of pass/fail questions at the selection stage of the process which are designed to ensure that the organisation complies with the equalities and anti-discrimination legislation, that no findings of unlawful discrimination have been made and that they will comply with HCC standard terms and conditions.

At the award stage, tenders will be scored on how service users needs are met in relation to equality and diversity.

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

HCC intends to commission services that will be a continuation of existing services and that aims to meet the needs of service users with regard to each of the protected groups.

The service will be of benefit to older people, however this impact will not be disproportionate.

It is the role of the provider to demonstrate that they are neeting the expected requirements in relation to equality and diversity.

Conclusion

HCC intends to commission services that will be a continuation of existing services and that aims to meet the needs of service users with regard to each of the protected groups.

The service will be of benefit to older people, however this impact will not be disproportionate.

It is the role of the provider to demonstrate that they are neeting the expected requirements in relation to equality and diversity.

 

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