Issue details

The Bridge Resource Unit for people with physical disabilities - 12/01858

To agree the re-provision of services for people with a physical disability who use the Bridge resource centre, Hythe to achieve modernisation of the service to offer greater choice of provision.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

BS4K Priority 15: Improve services for the most vulnerable people in Kent


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

The services will be provided via alternate sites or direct payment. Potential costs and risks to be identified through Equality Impact Assessment and Gather Opinions consultation process

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Decision due: Between 1 Nov 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Samantha Sheppard, Senior Commissioner Email:

Consultation process


This decision has previously been on the Forward Plan but was postponed to allow more time for consideration of future service options and views of stakeholders





Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Making Choices: to seek preferences before making a decision


Key consultee groups

Service users and carers


Start and finish dates of consultation.

Making Choices: 24 July – 16th October 2012 


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

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Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

30 October 2012


Informing Only (Who and when)

Shepway District Councillors

Hythe Town Council


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

To be discussed on 9 November 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

Shepway - Hythe

Financial implications: Samantha Sheppard - Efficiency Manager, FSC - 01622 693172

Legal implications: 12/01858

Equalities implications: Need to modernise service to reflect personalisation and achieve efficiencies


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