Issue details

Kent Support and Assistance Service - future of service

To agree the future of the Kent Support & Assistance Service (KSAS) after April 2015.





Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/11/2014

To seek agreement as to the future delivery of the KSAS service

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Mark Lobban

Contact: Melanie Anthony, Commissioning and Development Manager 01622 694937 Email: Tel: 01622 694937.


The Adult Social Care & Health Cabinet Committee considered the matter, including potential long term options in July and December 2014.

The same Cabinet Committee received an update in July 2015 which recommended that no change be made to current provision at this time.

Financial implications: Mel Anthony Commissioning and Development Manager – Commissioned Services 01622 694937

Legal implications: 14/00139

Equalities implications: Financial Implications: KSAS is currently funded by £3.4m from central government but this funding is not ring fenced and at the present time the government funding is intended to cease at the end of 14/15. Legal Implications: Following legal challenge in September 2014, by another local authority, the government is reconsidering the national funding of local welfare provision. The outcome of this review is expected in December in the provisional local government finance settlement. Equality Implications: An Equality Impact Assessment will be carried out and will be ready for the Cabinet Member to consider in advance of the Key Decision.

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