Council and democracy

Case ID: IIA-532240088

Date of assessment: 17/07/2023 14:17:44

Lead officer: Julie Uttley

Strategic directorate: Adults & Health

Directorate: Learning Disabilities & Mental Health

Service: In-House Provision


What is being assessed: Removal of a service

Outline of the proposal and the overall aims/purposes: Proposed review of Supported Living service provided through Brighton Court and Wilton Terrace, and withdrawal of Council as a provider of Supported Living services at The Mews

Who does this proposal impact upon: Employees and residents

Does this proposal concern health care, education or housing: yes

What wards will be affected by this proposal: All


What intelligence and insight were considered to assess the proposal and its relevance to equality:

Kirklees area profiles,Kirklees joint strategic assessment,Other - Service intelligence based on current and historical service users of supported living services
- Commissioning intelligence to understand volume, demand and levels of need
- wider market data to understand supported living and other service offers across Kirklees

Comments in relation to intelligence and insight considered: Enhanced understanding of the service offer, level of needs etc

To what extent were Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) aims considered: Fully

Comments in relation to how PSED aims were considered:

Through completing this IIA

Does the proposal include residents/service users accessing information or a service from the council: yes

Details why residents/service users access has not been considered:

Does this project involve making a planning application: No

Did this proposal require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) completing: No

Were any groups consulted: yes

Details of consultation:

planning to consult fully and meaningfully with residents / families / staff and other key stakeholders (including housing providers who manage the tenancy arrangements for service users)

Summary of action plan including how negative impacts were mitigated: pending


Equality, diversity and inclusion - Protected characteristics

Type of impact: Neutral

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Level of impact: High

Type of impact: Negative

Comments: All service users that are resident in these facilities are classed as disabled (learning disability). The proposals will have a high negative impact on service users/residents - this includes uncertainty about the future, elevated levels of worry which may lead to crisis. These impacts will be managed through the support offer via each team, and through careful consideration of the comms shared with residents. We will also respect the views of some of the families who have strongly requested, in the interest of their loved ones, that no comms about the changes are shared with their loved one until formal decisions about the future of services are decided by Cabinet

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Level of impact: High

Type of impact: Negative

Comments: The majority of employees are low paid workers they also may be the sole source of income in their household. The Council will where possible protect against any job losses and compulsory redundancies

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Level of impact: High

Type of impact: Negative

Comments: possible trauma of having to find an alternative placement for their relative and potentially higher travelling costs

Access to services

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: families and carers will liaise with assessors directly

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: not applicable

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: not applicable

Environment

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: No impact

Does this proposal affect an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA): No

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: No impact

Does this proposal include changes to a location within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), local wildlife sites or green belt: No

Will the proposal be impacted by climate change: No

Type of impact: Neutral

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To what extent was reducing the amount of waste created in the first place been considered: Not at all

Details, information or evidence in relation to waste reduction: No impact

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: No impact

Does this proposal involve the installation or use of a private water supply: No

Type of impact: Neutral

Comments: No impact

Supporting documentation