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Integrated Adult Learning Disability Commissioning

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2015

Decision due: Not before 16th Dec 2015 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

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

Lead director: Mark Lobban, Penny Southern

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Sue Gratton, Head of Integrated Commissioning for NHS Eastern & Coastal Kent 07766 902479 Email:


A report setting out the future plans for formal commissioning arrangements for these services was discussed at the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 10 July 2015 when the Committee resolved that the information set out in the report be noted.


The proposed decision was discussed at the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 3 December 2015 and the outcome of this included in the decision paperwork which the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health will be asked to sign.


All Clinical Commissioning Group partners have received reports and support the direction of travel.


Financial implications: Sue Gratton Project Manager – Integrated Commissioning for Learning Disability 07766 902479 /

Legal implications: 15/00101


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