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Decision details

The Future of Sensory Service Provision in York

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: City of York Council (CYC) needs to make a decision regarding the future direction shape and scope of its sensory provision. Moving forwards there are various options for the design and delivery of services for people with sensory impairments. The strengths and disadvantages of each are considered in detail in the report, along with recommended option.

The Executive Member is asked to consider the options available in the report, and the implications of the Sensory Review, particularly in respect of current sensory service provision (i.e. ASC’s non compliance with the Care Act 2014).


This report will now be considered by the Executive Member on 25 July as there has been an extension to the customer consultation timeframe.


Resolved: That Option 3 as detailed below be approved:


CYC would approach the market to deliver against agreed future sensory outcomes. Consortia approaches, with a lead provider, would be encouraged. (Although an alliance approach could also be considered).


The successful provider(s) would be encouraged to deliver various statutory ‘givens’ that have been identified within the Care Act within a budget envelope of £160k. The provider(s) would also be expected to demonstrate a substantial amount of added value - delivering additional activity and leveraging added resource.


Reason:   As this will ensure a joined up approach is taken across services and that services are firmly people focused.


Report author: Adam Gray

Publication date: 25/07/2016

Date of decision: 25/07/2016

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2016 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Effective from: 28/07/2016

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