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Peterborough City Council - Learning disability day care PE1

Location: UK » East of England » PE
Sector: Social care

Issue: Learning disability day care

Peterborough has four day care centres for people with learning disabilities; providing support as well as respite for carers. We plan to carry out a review of these day care services to see if they are still meeting the needs of users, or if we could offer these services differently.

We want to maximise use of mainstream community facilities for those with disabilities, to enable them to feel a bigger part of their communities where they live. This would include leisure, cultural and sporting facilities in the city as well as employment and volunteering opportunities. Instead of council-provided day care it may mean we buy in services from charitable and voluntary organisations, or work more closely with sports, recreational and educational bodies.

The review could result in a reduction in the number of separate day centres with more activities delivered from other community facilities. Specialist day care facilities for people with profound or multiple disabilities will continue to be provided.

Savings:
2013/14 £k: 200
2014/15 £k: 250
2015/16 £k: 250
2016/17 £k: 250
2017/18 £k: 250

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