Kirklees Council consulted between March and May 2018 about potential changes to adult social care and how we decide what care and support someone may need. We will be changing the way we do things because people have told us they want help to live independently and lead positive lives, make their own decisions, and have choice and control.

The consultation

We have proposed to make changes to how we decide the amount of money and social care support people receive from the council. We use something called a Resource Allocation System to do this.

We have also proposed to develop clear guidance to make sure that direct payments are used effectively. A direct payment is where someone receives an amount of money to arrange the care they need, rather than the council or another organisation arranging it for them.

We are also proposing to use the internet more to enable people to tell us things or get information from us.

Adult Care Offer consultation 2018

We consulted because the proposed changes to our Adult Care Offer could have an impact on current and future service users. We asked questions about the proposals and the impact they may have on you.

This was also an opportunity for you to tell us what you thought about the support we provide, how you'd like to access information, and how we can best support your needs in the future.

The consultation is now closed

All of the feedback received is being analysed and a report is expected to be presented to Cabinet members in Autumn 2018. We would like to thank everyone that has contributed and those who continue to contribute.

If you missed the consultation you can still share your views, thoughts and ideas. They will be taken into consideration as part of the Ccouncil's ongoing development work. Email them to:

Next stages

We will continue to test the new approach with existing users and get further feedback from those who may be affected by the changes. These results, alongside the consultation, will provide information in order for us to develop our draft policies and processes. These will then be considered by Cabinet later this year, no decisions will be made until after this time.

Supporting documents

Involve: Adult Care Offer consultation report

Caring for Our Futures: A vision for adult social care in Kirklees

A guide to the current Resource Allocation System

Personal budgets and direct payments

Easy read: Adult Care Offer consultation

Hard copy: Adult Care Offer consultation

Previous consultations

Changes agreed to Home To School Transport and Support Services

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