Issue details

Restructure of Learning Disability In-House Day Services and Tender of Four Potential Social Enterprises - 12/01880

The Decision needed:

The Cabinet Member is asked to agree to:

a)                 The Restructure of Learning Disability In-House Day Services in parallel with the ongoing Good Day Programme modernisation of day services;

b)                 The Proposed Tender of four services with the potential to develop into independent community based services


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

Impact - Staff restructure and potential staff TUPE to an external organisation, Cost neutral minus the MTFP PID savings. Risks – detail in EIA no identified significant risk

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/12/2014

Decision due: Between 3 Sep 2012 and 31 Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Penny Southern, Corporate Director, Adult Social Care and Health Email:

Consultation process

The decision has been delayed from July 2012 to allow more time for the consultation and consideration of the responses.


TUPE of staff


Aims and level(s) of consultation

Aim is to complete a formal consultation, following The Variation of Service Procedure on the new proposal for these services.  At the end of the 90 day consultation, feedback will be collated and presented for a decision. There will also be formal consultation on the new proposed staff structure.


Key consultee groups

Service users, family/carers, KCC Members, Local Councillors, staff, other relevant stakeholders.


Start and finish dates of consultation.

16 March 2012 – 11 August 2012


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

Registered on KNET and available through The Good Day Programme Office


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment



Informing Only (Who and when)

Service users and carers of staff attending the day services and stakeholders of the four community services and Hadlow Pottery. All the dates for these are set out in the consultation pack


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

No.  14 September 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?

County wide service so will impact on all electoral wards

Financial implications: Penny Southern - Interim Director Learning Disabilities and Mental Health - 01622 694888

Legal implications: 12/01880

Equalities implications: The need to restructure a staff team that are currently working to a traditional day care model but are transforming across the county within the Good Day Programme into a new service model and the staff structure needs to reflect this.


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