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Decision details

The Reablement Service in York

Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: The report describes the current and future requirements relating to a reablement service within the City. Ensuring an appropriate model is essential to bring about cost avoidance and deal with increasing demographics for the elderly population within the City. It advises on likely models for ensuring best value and efficiency and describes a delivery model that will be able to better deal with future trends.

Members are asked to: Consider the suggested models with a view to agreeing a way forward.


RESOLVED: (i)         That it be noted that, at a time when the number of elderly residents needing the reablement service is increasing, the Council needs to examine how the number of hours of the service can be increased, whilst also recognising the pressure on all budgets at this time.


(ii) That, after considering the City of York Council reviews, the changes that have happened to the in-house service in terms of unit costs and contact time, and after benchmarking these against the costs of local independent providers of the same service, agreement be given to:

a)progress purchasing the ongoing entire expanded reablement service from the independent sector, with staff to be offered the option of voluntary severance for business efficiency reasons, in addition to TUPE, as outlined in paragraphs 19-26 and 50-53 of the report;

b)                 review any further changes that may be need to the in-house service in order to maintain that provision;

c)                  request Officers to update the Executive on progress with the procurement process, the outcome of ongoing consultations, and the production of tables comparing the costs of provision of services (in-house and independent sector) and consequent outcomes;

d)                 request Officers to provide details of the Equalities Impact Assessments of any changes to the service.


REASON:      To allow the City to increase the scale of home-based support to older people in a way which is financially deliverable, provides employment security for staff and which seeks to maintain for as long as possible the independence of local residents.

Report author: Anne Bygrave

Publication date: 14/12/2010

Date of decision: 14/12/2010

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2010 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Effective from: 17/12/2010

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