Issue details

Dover Learning Disability Day Services

Kent County Council’s (KCC) modernisation of Day Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities is an integral part of the transformation towards more personalised services reflecting the vision and strategy contained within “Valuing People Now” White Paper (January 2009) and KCC’s “Active Lives”. This is being underpinned by the “The Good Day Programme – Better Days for People with Learning Disabilities across Kent”, which will ensure people have a wider range of choice, more control and  equality of opportunity so that they may lead a full and meaningful person centred life.


The move to a community hub model will enable individuals to have greater access to their local communities and provide greater choice and opportunity for people with a wide range of needs

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/04/2014

Decision due: Not before 9th May 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Reason: To allow for due process to be followed

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Penny Southern, Corporate Director, Adult Social Care and Health 0300 333 6161 Email:, Paula Watson, Senior Commissioner Email:


The purpose of the Dover day service consultation was to:


·         Find out from service users and other interested groups what they valued about their existing service.

·         Gain people’s views on the proposed relocation of the service.

·         Explore any suggested developments that might enhance the service.


a)    The Variation of Service Procedure was invoked on 29th November 2013.  A 14 week consultation period followed, ending on 7th March 2014.


b)    Consultation has been extensive, with information and questionnaires cascaded to all relevant groups and individuals with a total of 531 consultation packs distributed. This included people accessing the service, Parent/Carers, Staff, Trade Unions, Advocacy Groups, Local Residents, Community Partners, Integrated Teams, Parish Councillors, Borough Councillors and KCC Members. All consultation information was published on the Kent County Council website.


Financial implications: Paula Watson, Strategic Commissioning Manager 0300 333 5505

Legal implications: 14/00010