Issue details

19/00005 - Assessment and rehabilitation services for people with sensory impairments

Kent County Council has a statutory responsibility under The Care Act (2014) to meet peoples assessed eligible needs, this includes specific duties related to people with sensory impairments.  The proposal to implement new arrangements for the provision of these statutory assessment and rehabilitation services will allow for the development of a sensory operating model that is flexible, improves outcomes for people with sensory impairments and that can be aligned with other pathways across Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Therefore, the proposed decision is to implement new arrangements for the provision of statutory assessment and rehabilitation services for sight impaired adults, statutory assessment and rehabilitation for sight impaired children and statutory equipment assessment and rehabilitation for hearing impaired older adults aged 65 years and over.

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: 07/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 5th Feb 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

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

Lead director: Anne Tidmarsh

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Samantha Sheppard, Senior Commissioner 03000 415488 Email: samantha.sheppard@kent.gov.uk.

Consultees

The decision was discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 22 January 2019.

 

Financial implications: Spend within the current contract is £1,162,472 per year

Legal implications: Kent County Council has a statutory responsibility under The Care Act (2014) to meet peoples assessed eligible needs, this includes specific duties related to people with sensory impairments.

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment has been completed.

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