Shaw Healthcare day services review

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There are a number of day services which are available to older people across West Sussex. The County Council commissions Shaw Healthcare Ltd to provide six of these at centres which are located on the same site as some of Shaw Healthcare’s residential care homes.

Since March 2020, the Shaw Healthcare day services have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but before the pandemic only around 45% of these places were being utilised. This means that we are paying for many places that remain unused.

The County Council has carried out a review of the Shaw Healthcare day services to understand whether they are required in the future, if they provide best value for public money, and if not, what needs to change in order to deliver better outcomes for people. As a result of the review, and as part of the County Council’s wider savings plans, the proposal is to close these day services permanently and provide alternative support as needed.

We recognise the important role day services play in supporting vulnerable people and their family and friend carers. We also want to make sure that for the future, people have access to activities and opportunities in their local community. To achieve this will mean developing and delivering new models of care while using fewer building-based day services.

The County Council aims to achieve the very best outcomes for vulnerable people by using all its available resources to best effect. We are committed to keeping people safe from situations where they may be vulnerable and helping people and communities to fulfil their potential

We are inviting people to share their views on the proposal to inform the decision on the future of these services.

The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

We are working with current customers and family and friend carers to meet their needs in different ways and will continue to do so if the decision is taken to close the services permanently. We will also be working to identify any gaps in services in the community for potential development.

The outcome of the consultation will inform the decision on the future of the Shaw Healthcare day services.

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Adults' Services will use this questionnaire to collect personal and special category data the processing of which is necessary to enable us to be compliant with the law (general well-being duties), and for reasons of substantial public interest. The data will be processed in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent data protection legislation.

The data we collect will be securely stored and kept for period of up to 2 years before being appropriately destroyed. The data we will collect will not be used for any other purpose than that stated above without your prior written consent. West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy(External link).

There are a number of day services which are available to older people across West Sussex. The County Council commissions Shaw Healthcare Ltd to provide six of these at centres which are located on the same site as some of Shaw Healthcare’s residential care homes.

Since March 2020, the Shaw Healthcare day services have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but before the pandemic only around 45% of these places were being utilised. This means that we are paying for many places that remain unused.

The County Council has carried out a review of the Shaw Healthcare day services to understand whether they are required in the future, if they provide best value for public money, and if not, what needs to change in order to deliver better outcomes for people. As a result of the review, and as part of the County Council’s wider savings plans, the proposal is to close these day services permanently and provide alternative support as needed.

We recognise the important role day services play in supporting vulnerable people and their family and friend carers. We also want to make sure that for the future, people have access to activities and opportunities in their local community. To achieve this will mean developing and delivering new models of care while using fewer building-based day services.

The County Council aims to achieve the very best outcomes for vulnerable people by using all its available resources to best effect. We are committed to keeping people safe from situations where they may be vulnerable and helping people and communities to fulfil their potential

We are inviting people to share their views on the proposal to inform the decision on the future of these services.

The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

We are working with current customers and family and friend carers to meet their needs in different ways and will continue to do so if the decision is taken to close the services permanently. We will also be working to identify any gaps in services in the community for potential development.

The outcome of the consultation will inform the decision on the future of the Shaw Healthcare day services.

Accessibility statement

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact James Ironside by phone on 033022 22534 or email at james.ironside@westsussex.gov.uk. (External link)If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 033022 22534.

We are committed making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

West Sussex County Council has created an Accessibility Statemen(External link)t(External link), and details about the general accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' right at the bottom of the page.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk(External link).

Data Protection/Privacy Notice

Adults' Services will use this questionnaire to collect personal and special category data the processing of which is necessary to enable us to be compliant with the law (general well-being duties), and for reasons of substantial public interest. The data will be processed in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent data protection legislation.

The data we collect will be securely stored and kept for period of up to 2 years before being appropriately destroyed. The data we will collect will not be used for any other purpose than that stated above without your prior written consent. West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy(External link).