On 16th May 2011, Councillor Felicity Hindson, the authority's Executive Member for Adult Social Care, agreed to the plans going ahead.
Closing date: Wednesday 16th March 2011
The purpose of this consultation was to seek the views of the public and other organisations on proposed changes to Hampshire County Council’s residential and day services for people with learning disabilities. These proposals only relate to services which are owned and managed by Hampshire County Council.
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Hampshire County Council has 9 residential homes which provide long stay residential care, planned respite care and crisis care for adults with Learning Disabilities. It also manages 12 main day services.
Currently, 423 people with learning disabilities access planned respite services provided by Hampshire County Council. 26 people live in long term care and there are 23 people currently using the council’s crisis care beds. 802 people with learning disabilities attend the County Council’s day services.
This consultation included two sets of proposals. One related to day services and one for residential services.
Proposals were 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.
Proposals were 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.