Issue details

Recommissioning of Sensory Services in York

Purpose of Report: Local authorities have a statutory duty to prevent, reduce or delay needs for care and support (Care Act 2014 section 2) for all adults including carers; this means early intervention to prevent deterioration and reduce dependency on support from others including those with sensory impairments. The current Sensory Support service contract is coming to an end this year, the commissioning team are in the process of recommissioning the service. The purpose of the report is for Executive Meeting to review the report and recommendations to come to a decision on the best option to go forward.

The Executive will be asked: To recommend the best option to recommission York Sensory Support Services.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2024

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 18/04/24 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

Lead director: Corporate Director of Adult Services & Integration

Department: Directorate of Adult Services & Integration (DASS)

Contact: Edward Njuguna Email: Email:

Consultation process

A sensory Support survey was conducted to get views from customers who use sensory support services, and those who might need to in the future (and their families and carers). We hoped this would give us a better understanding of what sensory support people need and what needs to improve.

The survey was open for 10 weeks from 1 November 2023 to 8 January 2024
• The Wilberforce Trust (YorSensory)
• MySight York.
• Specialist Teaching Team and Deaf Café
• City of York Council Access Team
• People with lived experience of sensory loss
• North Yorkshire Sight Loss Council.
• Living 4 Moments
• Community Links
• York Older People’s Assembly
• York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals
• Age Friendly York Older Citizens Group
• York Disability Rights Forum
• NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
• Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS FT
• Age UK
• Healthwatch
• York Advocacy
• Dementia Strategy Group
• Carers Groups/Forums
• York CVS
• Other Stakeholders

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


Agenda items


  • Recommissioning of Sensory Services in York  


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