Adult Social Care Transport Policy consultation

Closes 28 Jan 2022

Opened 8 Nov 2021

Overview

Hounslow Council is consulting on introducing an Adult Social Care Transport Policy for Day Service Provision with eligibility criteria based on assessed need.  

We do not currently have a Transport Policy or assessment process for assisted transport.

We are proposing to introduce a policy to provide a fair and transparent process for the allocation of appropriate resources matched to assessed needs of residents. This will help safeguard the provision but also enable other forms of appropriate transport to be considered. We are committed to protecting vital services and making sure our residents receive the care and support they need.

The introduction of the Transport Policy for Day Provision will directly affect residents who currently use Sandbanks Day Centre in Bedfont, including potential future referrals and we want to consult with you on the draft proposal.

Read the policy here.

There are two options to consider:

Option One is to introduce the transport policy, which means allocation of assisted transport will be allocated based on assessed need; current users would be re-assessed against the criteria in the policy. 

Option Two is to continue with the status quo, which is to allocate assisted transport on a first come, first served basis, irrespective of need and without eligibility criteria in place. Under this option the draft policy would not be implemented.

Full details of the proposal are available in the Single Member Decision report. Read it here

The council is consulting with residents, relatives, carers and other stakeholders to enable us to understand the potential impact of the recommended changes under the proposed new policy and enable us to do our best to minimise any potential negative impact when deciding on the final course of action.

Please see the attached documents at the bottom of this page: Day Centre and Transport background; Transport Policy Assessment Process; Adult Social Care Transport Policy Easy Read; Easy Read Consultation Paper Transport Policy; Case Studies; Equality Analysis Form, Adult Social Care Transport Policy

Why your views matter

We welcome your views and very much hope you will take part so the process is as fair and transparent as possible.

No decisions have yet been made. Residents, relatives, carers and stakeholders are being given the opportunity through this consultation to give their views.

Hounslow Council is contacting everyone who might be affected by the proposal to introduce an Adult Social Care Transport Policy for Day Service Provision by email or by post. A copy of the consultation pack will also be available at Sandbanks Day Centre.

We have arranged a series of online meetings, via Zoom, for the policy to be discussed, for questions to be asked and for you to give any views that you have. See the events section further down this page.

 

Give us your views

Events

  • Meeting via Zoom

    From 22 Nov 2021 at 18:00 to 22 Nov 2021 at 19:00

    Residents, relatives and carers can attend any of the meetings. Please email nicky.bitar@hounslow.gov.uk to book a space specifying the date you wish to attend

  • Meeting via Zoom

    From 16 Dec 2021 at 13:00 to 16 Dec 2021 at 14:00

    Residents, relatives and carers can attend any of the meetings. Please email nicky.bitar@hounslow.gov.uk to book a space specifying the date you wish to attend

  • Meeting via Zoom

    From 8 Jan 2022 at 10:30 to 8 Jan 2022 at 11:30

    Residents, relatives and carers can attend any of the meetings. Please email nicky.bitar@hounslow.gov.uk to book a space specifying the date you wish to attend

Areas

  • All Areas

Interests

  • Adult Services
  • SEN and Disability