Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH): 20 MAY, 2013.
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 8 APRIL, 2013
C1292 The decision by 'Crossroads in the Vale' to transfer their day care service (ref) –
Members were informed about the decision made by 'Crossroads in the Vale' to move its day care services from the Bryneithin site to Barry Island.
‘Crossroads in the Vale' currently supported older people with dementia-related illnesses in the Vale of Glamorgan through the provision of day care at the Bryneithin site. The service was run independently by this organisation; and it assisted both private and social services funded service users.
'Crossroads in the Vale' had now found an alternative site at Breaksea Drive, Barry Island. The facilities at the centre in Barry Island were more suitable for the current clients and for meeting the needs of the service in the longer-term.
Staff from Crossroads and the Council were working together constructively to manage very sensitively the process of transferring the service. A communication strategy had been developed and each service user and significant adult (i.e. the carer or relative, where the individual lacks the mental capacity to understand the change) had been informed about the decision to move. When the transfer process was complete, relevant care coordinators would undertake individual reviews for social care users funded through the social services budget (as and when required) to ensure that services continue to meet their requirements.
This was a matter for Executive decision
(1) T H A T the decision made by 'Crossroads in the Vale’ to move its day care service be noted.
(2) T H A T the Director of Social Services be authorised to provide 'Crossroads in the Vale' with financial assistance up to the sum of £11,000 p.a. for three years.
(3) T H A T the report be referred to the Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To note the plans that are in place to maintain appropriate day service provision for those users whose assessed needs are currently met by 'Crossroads in the Vale'.
(2) To assist 'Crossroads in the Vale' with the costs of transferring its day service to a more appropriate setting, ensuring service continuity for service users currently funded by social services.
(3) To inform the Scrutiny Committee (Social Care and Health).
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 8 APRIL, 2013