Decision details

Integrated Adult Learning Disability Commissioning

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Establishing formal integrated commissioning arrangements will provide a consistent approach to learning disability commissioning across Kent and secure integrated and good quality care for Adults with a Learning Disability in Kent.


The integrated commissioning arrangement is consistent with KCC Strategic statement, "Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes" and will ensure a joined up approach to reducing the inequalities and disadvantage faced by people with a learning disability and help the health and social care system to work together to deliver high quality community services.


Financial Implications: &

It is proposed that the Section 75 Agreement will make provision for a pooled budget for the funding associated with the integrated learning disability commissioning teams. The final contributions for each partner will be set out in the Section 75 Agreement.


Legal Implications:

KCC Legal Service will lead on developing the Section 75 Agreement, which will then be reviewed and agreed by all relevant parties. KCC will be the lead agency.


Equality Implications:

The purpose of the arrangement is to consolidate learning disability commissioning expertise to ensure that there is a central point of commissioning advice which will continue to address the inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.


As Cabinet Member for Adult Social and Public Health, I:

a)    AGREE that Kent County Council will enter into a Section 75 Agreement with the seven Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups, which will agree arrangements for integrated adult learning disability commissioning.

b)    DELEGATE authority to the Corporate Director for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing or other nominated officer to arrange sealing of the contract.

Publication date: 23/12/2015

Date of decision: 23/12/2015

Effective from: 05/01/2016

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