Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Health, Adult Social Care & Social
Inclusion Policy and Accountability Committee formed a task group
to consider how the Council can improve the experience for young
disabled people transitioning from social care services for
children to social care services for adults.
After considering the shortcomings and challenges of the current arrangements and looking at what parents and professionals thought a good transition experience would be, the task group made the recommendations in the following key areas:
• The creation of a new ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ team that was co-designed with parents and young disabled people – and was accountable to them.
• Ensuring there was greater transparency and improved communication.
• Empowering professionals to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
• Improving the housing pipeline so young disabled adults had suitable housing available when they needed it.
That Cabinet endorses the recommendations of the task group listed below - and tasks officers with implementing the task group’s proposals.
Report author: David Abbott
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Date of decision: 04/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/12/2017