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Dorset disability support 

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Dorset County Council has identified support for adults with physical, mental and learning disabilities as the area where there is the greatest scope for savings in 2011/12, recognising that this will have an impact on frontline services. The following savings proposals have been put forward, albeit with the aim to scope the possibility of extra contributions from the PCT to minimise the potential impact:

• reducing the level of provision for simple aids for daily living to support people in their homes;
• rationalising the management structure that supports the learning disability day services, and withdrawing the subsidy for transport and hot meals to the centres;
• physical disabilities - there will be a reorganisation of provided services to reflect the impact of personal budgets and external contract reviews;
• mental health - subject to PCT agreement, rationalisation of services with a single provider, reducing management and overheads;
• addictions saving - subject to PCT agreement, rationalisation of services with a single provider reducing management and overheads

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