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Commissioning Proposals for Adults Carers Services

Meeting: 07/11/2011 - Executive (Item 5)

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To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Adults & Health)


The report will detail the findings from a recent review of carers’ services undertaken by the Carers Partnership Board, and sets out proposals for the future commissioning of adult carers services from 2012/13.


The proposals in the report will include the setting up of a Carers Centre model for Stockport. The Centre will co-ordinate the statutory assessment processes as well as voluntary sector support services designed to help carers in their caring role and prevent carer breakdown. The report will also propose that other specialist carers services, designed around the health condition of the person being cared for, should be re-commissioned via the Council’s Main Grant Scheme for 2012/13.


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The Executive Councillor (Adults & Health) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive Meeting to approve proposals to change the way carers services were commissioned from 2012-13, through (i) the development of a Carers Centre Partnership bringing together universal carers services provided by the Council and the voluntary sector, and (ii) the commissioning of specialist carers services through the Council’s Main Grants Scheme to ensure a more strategic approach.


RESOLVED – That the following be approved:-


(i)                 the proposals detailed in Section 5 of the report to develop a Carers Centre model in Stockport;

(ii)               the delegation of powers to the Executive Councillor (Adults & Health) in conjunction with the Corporate Director for People to agree the final contractual arrangements for the Carers Centre;

(iii)             the proposal to invite grant applications through the Main Grant Scheme to deliver specialist carers services, and

(iv)             the proposed savings of £83,000 for the 2012/13 financial year.