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REPORT OF THE AUDIT AND BEST VALUE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

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ƒƒƒƒ 17 AUDIT AND BEST VALUE REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE FOR AUDIT AND BEST VALUE The Committee met on 15 March 2006. Attendances:- Councillor Tutt (Chairman) Councillors Birch, Livings, Sparks and Stogdon. 1 Best Value Review of Local Provision for Adults with Learning Disabilities 1.1 The Committee has completed its Best Value Review of Local Provision for Adults with Learning Disabilities. The full report has been previously circulated to all members and copies are also available on request from Mary Clarke, telephone 01273 481587. 1.2 The programme of Best Value reviews for 2003/2004 agreed by Cabinet in November 2005 identified a review into local provision for adults with learning disabilities in East Sussex. This review was commissioned by the Audit and Best Value Scrutiny Committee on 14 September 2004. At this point a temporary Project Board prepared the initial scope of the review. 1.3 Due to County Council elections, the progress of the review was delayed. The previous Project Board was disbanded and a new Project Board took the review forward. 1.4 The main scope was to review and make recommendations on the following areas: Process of Person Centred Planning – the reality of meeting the requirements set out in the government white paper; ‘Valuing people’. The Board to examine client experience of having a Person Centred Plan and working with organisations who practice a Person Centred Approach; and ...
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AUDIT AND BEST VALUE
REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
FOR AUDIT AND BEST VALUE
he Committee met on 15 March 2006. Attendances:-
T
Councillor Tutt (Chairman)
ouncillors Birch, Livings, Sparks and Stogdon.
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Best Value Review of Local Provision for Adults with Learning Disabilities
1
1.1
The Committee has completed its Best Value Review of Local Provision for
Adults with Learning Disabilities. The full report has been previously circulated to all members
nd copies are also available on request from Mary Clarke, telephone 01273 481587.
a
1.2
The programme of Best Value reviews for 2003/2004 agreed by Cabinet in
November 2005 identified a review into local provision for adults with learning disabilities in
East Sussex.
This review was commissioned by the Audit and Best Value Scrutiny Committee
on 14 September 2004.
At this point a temporary Project Board prepared the initial scope of
he review.
t
1.3
Due to County Council elections, the progress of the review was delayed.
The
previous Project Board was disbanded and a new Project Board took the review forward.
1.4
The main scope was to review and make recommendations on the following
areas:
ƒ
Process of Person Centred Planning – the reality of meeting the requirements
set out in the government white paper; ‘Valuing people’.
The Board to examine
client experience of having a Person Centred Plan and working with
organisations who practice a Person Centred Approach; and delivery and priority
of the Person Centred Plan, against departmental targets.
ƒ
Work and career opportunities – their impact on clients and on lifetime costs of
support
ƒ
Housing support – the extent to which adult social care in partnership with other
organisations are working to identity and fulfil the needs of clients.
Meeting the
requirements outlined in the ‘Valuing People’ white paper, whilst working within a
challenging financial climate
ƒ
The capacity and effectiveness of the Learning Disability Service to plan and
meet future need, and the criteria for eligibility
1.5
The Project Board recognised that the scope of the review was wide-ranging and
that consequently not all areas would be addressed in the same level of detail
1.6
The Board focussed its work on the provision of accommodation and future need
for services with aspirational objectives from valuing people set against a challenging financial
limate
c
1.7
The full report contains detailed findings based on the evidence gathered by the
Committee’s Project Board. It is not intended to summarise these findings in the present report
o Council.
t
1.8
The Committee
recommends
to the County Council that –
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the Person Centred Approach be endorsed and recommend that it
should c
@
(1)
ontinue to be present and promoted throughout the whole
(2)
l Care,
)
lans is encouraged with external providers of
(4)
independent
(5)
ial Care department have independently come to the
(6)
nues to focus on increasing the provision of supported
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es to expand and further promote the use of the
(8)
)
s
y and Diversity Officer is expanded.
ee also report of the Cabinet, paragraph 1, page 9]
Chairman
5 March 2006
service;
the maintenance of Person Centred Planning be supported in line with
the departmental target, and recommend an increased focus, particularly
in the areas of Transition for Children’s Services to Adult Socia
and Service users living with carers who are aged over 65 years;
the use of Person Centred P
(3
learning disability services;
the good progress made by the department in finding employment for
adults with learning disabilities is recognised, and consideration is given
to a more consistent application, by directly provided and
services, in seeking training and employment opportunities;
the Board have identified the need for a review into all Learning Disability
high cost placements to establish best value, and are pleased to note
that the Adult Soc
same conclusion;
in conjunction with reducing reliance on residential accommodation, Adult
Social Care conti
accommodation;
Adult Social Care continu
(7
direct payment scheme;
a review be undertaken by the Audit and Best Value Scrutiny Committee
which considers the co-ordination, potential efficiency savings and future
development, of the provision of transport for all people with a disability;
a review of Health Pool Funding is taking place and request a progres
(9
update in six months to the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee; and
(10)
the work initiated by the Disabilit
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