Kirklees Council are consulting about potential changes to adult social care and how we decide what care and support someone may need. We are changing the way we do things because people tell us they want help to live independently and lead positive lives, make their own decisions, and have choice and control. We are also making sure we spend public money carefully, because people are living longer and the demand for adult social care is expected to grow by at least 30% in the next 10 to 15 years.

Current consultation

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

We are proposing 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, and we’d like to know what you think about that.

Adult Care Offer consultation 2018

We are consulting because the proposed changes to our Adult Care Offer could have an impact on current and future service users. We’re asking questions about the proposals and the impact they may have on you. This is also an opportunity for you to tell us what you think about the support we provide, how you’d like to access information, and how we can best support your needs.

Have your say

Fill in our simple online survey.

Closing date 17 May 2018

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes

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What happens next?

Public Perspectives, the organisation helping the council manage the consultation, will produce an independent report of the consultation results. This report will show what people think about the proposed changes and their impact. It will also show any changes or improvements that could be made to adult social care based on your feedback.

No decisions or changes will be made until after the council has looked at the feedback from the consultation. Kirklees Council’s Cabinet (which is the council’s main decision-making group) will consider your feedback, along with other information such as relevant legislation and budget pressures, before making a decision. The report and the decision will be available on the council's website.

Supporting documents

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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