Housing Related Support Services – Consultation Results

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Warwickshire County Council held a public consultation in the autumn of 2014 about proposed changes to housing related support services.

These services were previously known as Supporting People services and help people to gain or maintain the skills needed to live independently in their own homes and avoid homelessness.

Please click on the links below for a copy of our report on the consultation together with an updated Equalities Impact Assessment and a glossary of some of the terms used in these documents.

 

Click here to read the Consultation Results Report

 

Further information:

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Schools Health & Well Being Service

**THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED**

 

Warwickshire County Council are in the process of redesigning and recommissioning a School Health and Well-being Service. We are welcoming further views from service users, stakeholders and potential providers on our proposals to inform the design.

 

There are 3 key documents available for review:

 

1) A market testing document for potential providers to complete:

 

2) A summary service design model for potential providers, service users and stakeholders that describes the proposed model:

 

3) The 2014 child health profile for Warwickshire to provide background data and information:

 

If you would like to make comments or ask questions about our proposals, please email Kate Sahota (katesahota@warwickshire.gov.uk), or call on 01926 413763. The closing date is 30th April 2015.

 

We would like your views on the Safe Places Scheme

 

THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

 

ConsultationWarwickshire County Council launched the Safe Places Scheme following a consultation with people with learning disabilities.  50% of those people who took part in the consultation said that they had been a victim of hate crime.  Safe Places are community places (e.g shop, community centre) where you can go to get help if you feel unsafe or at risk when you are out and about.

Over the past 12 months, the Safe Places Scheme has been successfully implemented across the five district and boroughs of Warwickshire with 85 community organisations and retailers registered as Safe Places, supporting people to feel safe within their local communities.

We are evaluating the scheme during November and December 2014 to see what is working well and what we can do to improve it.

Find full details of this consultation here.

There are a number of ways that you can put forward your views:

  • Complete the General Public Survey aimed at the General Public, Service Providers, Councillors, Local Voluntary & Community Organisations, Health & Social Care Staff etc to gauge public opinion on the scheme and obtain views on future developments for the scheme.
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities Survey for people with Learning Disabilities, as the scheme is currently aimed at people with learning disabilities, we would like to gather feedback and gauge views on the current scheme and obtain views on future developments.
  • Paper copies of the survey are also available by contacting lesleylangdon@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone01926 742536.
  • Attend the last public event on Friday 14th November 10am – 2.30pm at Nuneaton Library, Church Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4DR.

The closing date for comments is the 15th December 2014.

For more information please contact hardipjohal@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone 01926 742414

Proposals for new arrangements for funding services delivered by the Third Sector and to Town and Parish Councils

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Warwickshire County Council has a long standing and valued relationship with the Third Sector (Voluntary and Community Sector). The Third Sector has significant expertise in direct work with communities, and particularly with those of our residents who are vulnerable or in need. The variety and spread of the Sector across Warwickshire means that many people benefit from the work it delivers, and these local organisations are trusted and valued by the people that use them.

Public Sector budgets have been under heavy strain for several years now, with further cutbacks scheduled for the coming years. This pressure on the public purse means that the County Council can’t continue to deliver services as it has in the past. The relationships that we have got with partners across both the Private and the Third Sectors are more important than ever in working with us to find creative solutions so as to stretch the budget to meet community needs.

Find the detail of the consultation including the savings targets here.

Earlier this year we carried out a survey to find out what sort of help and support groups, volunteers and WCC service commissioners (people who buy services for the council) need in the future.  The results are here and have been used to shape this consultation

To have your say:

  • For questions about the consultation process or for help in letting us know your views please call 01926 456102 or email thirdsector@warwickshire.gov.uk

The closing date for this consultation is 12 February 2015.

Proposal to increase the size of Welcombe Hills School, Stratford upon Avon

ConsultationIn Warwickshire the population increased by 8.3% from 2001 to 2011, a trend expected to continue. It is projected that the population in Stratford District will increase by a further 11.5% between 2012 and 2037.

As a result of the population increase, Warwickshire is experiencing, and is forecast to continue to see, a significant growth in pupil numbers. The fall and rise in the birth rate in Warwickshire follows the national trend very closely with births falling each year between 1991 and 2001 before entering a rising trend from 2002.

Welcombe Hills School, Stratford upon Avon,  supports students from 2-19 years of age, with a wide range of needs. The school is inclusive and meets individual need. Welcombe Hills values each child as an individual with differing skills, talents and needs. The school provides a supportive environment which allows each pupil to grow towards their full potential. Working closely with a variety of agency partners, the school is happy, safe, caring and a positive place to be.

The proposal document and consultation document set out the details of the change including the objectives and impact of the change.

To have your say please

  • write to us at

Access and Organisation (ref JAN)

Education and Learning

Saltisford Office Park

Ansell Way

Warwick

CV34 4UL

The closing date for your comments is the 30th October 2014.

Warwickshire residents: Have your say on new electoral division boundaries

ConsultationThe independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Warwickshire to comment on its draft proposals for new council division boundaries.

The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new county council electoral divisions, division boundaries and division names across Warwickshire.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Warwickshire County Council should have 57 councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 57 single-member divisions across the county.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commissions website.

Max Caller CBE, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions across Warwickshire and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Over the next eight weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each county councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in county council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.

“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Warwickshire and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government to local people.

“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole county or just part of it.

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for Warwickshire County Council.

If you would like to have your views heard make a submission to the Commission by:

  • Writing to:

The Review Officer (Warwickshire)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
Layden House
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG

The closing date for your views is the 3rd November 2014.

Consultation on support offer for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

ConsultationWarwickshire County Council Cabinet has approved plans to consult on an integrated education, health and social care Local Offer of support for the county’s children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

At its meeting on 18 August 2014, Cabinet welcomed real progress on development of Warwickshire’s Local Offer and, in agreement with Children’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Health partners and others, are asking parents to have their say.  The government (Department for Education) has also carefully examined Warwickshire’s preparations and given the county the green light to proceed.

The consultation will open on 1 September and run for 12 weeks until 23 November. It will seek people’s views on how the education, health and social care needs of children and young people up to 25 years of age with SEND will be met by the council and key partner organisations.

The Local Offer is an important part of the Children and Families Act 2014 which places new duties on all local authorities and their partners to improve and modernise SEND assessment and support. The Warwickshire offer has been developed following extensive work with parent groups and key partners who formed the SEND Reference Group. Working with parents and, where appropriate, the young people, a new joined up offer brings together information, advice and how to apply for services from education, health and social care support. Details of the offer can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send.

 

Please find the consultation document here and also view this helpful video from Hugh Disley, the lead officer for the Special Educational needs consultation.

 

There are many options to have your say which are listed below, if you have questions about the consultation, have difficulty accessing the web pages or accessing the  additional documents please contact the Family Information Service on 0845 090 8044 or 01926 742274 or email fis@warwickshire.gov.uk.

 

  • Consultation meetings have taken place around the county throughout the 12 week period across Warwickshire.   Here is a copy of the presentation.

 

 

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Warwickshire County Council

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Ansell Way

Warwick

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  • Comments can be emailed to the Family Information Service at fis@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

  • For questions or for assistance to contribute your views please call: 01926 742274 / 08450 908044

 

  •  If you require additional copies of the consultation questions or require this in another format such as large print, please call:  01926 742274 / 08450 908044

 

  • If you have completed a paper copy of the questionnaire you can return it to any Warwickshire library.

 

  • Please share your views below.

 

Through this consultation a number of suggestions have been made about the format and content of the Local Offer information at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send. With the exception of statutory guidance from Department of Education or Department of Health no changes to the information will be made until after the consultation has finished, responses have been reviewed and Cabinet has made a decision regarding format.

 

The closing date for comments is the 23rd November 2014.

All responses to the consultation will be evaluated by SEND Reference Group and they will co-produce the paper through December for the Health and Wellbeing Board on 21st January 2015 and the Cabinet on the 27th January 2015.

How to find out more?

We have published information about our local arrangements on our website at: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

Additional information can be found on the following national websites:

Council for Disabled Children:     www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

Department of Education:              www.gov.uk/childrens-services/special-educational-needs

www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

Let us know your views on NHS Services in Nuneaton & Bedworth and North Warwickshire

ConsultationNHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your personal experiences of NHS services that you may have accessed within the last 12 months in Nuneaton & Bedworth and NorthWarwickshire.

Every year we review the contracts we hold with healthcare provider such as hospitals and community health services to ensure that they are delivering the best level of care and service to you. This year we are particularly asking for the public’s views on community health services.

In order for us to understand what has worked well, what could be improved and if you have any concerns about the quality of the services being delivered, please could you complete this survey.

The deadline for this survey is the 10th September 2014 at 9am.

To have your say please:

Thank you in advance for your feedback.
NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group www.warwickshirenorthccg.nhs.uk

Consultation on Warwickshire’s draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Health and wellbeing is an issue relevant to all residents of Warwickshire. Good health and wellbeing allows people to enjoy a good quality of life, maximise their potential and be active members of a community.

We would like your help in developing the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2014 – 2019. The aim of the strategy is to provide Warwickshire – both its residents and organisations – with a picture of what needs to be delivered over the next 5 years and how we will work together to achieve this.

The draft strategy has been developed in consultation with key local health and wellbeing partners. To ensure wider feedback we are now opening the consultation to all Warwickshire residents, organisations and stakeholders.

You can access a copy of the draft strategy here. Please read the draft version to allow you to answer the questions within the survey, which is available here. We are keen to hear your views as an either individual, organisation or a group.

If you prefer, we can post a hard copy of the questionnaire out to you. The questionnaire is also available in accessible versions upon request.

For more information or to request an alternative version please contact:phadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk or 01926 413751
 
Many thanks in advance for your participation,
 
The Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Draft Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy, available here: http://hwb.warwickshire.gov.uk/about-hwbb/consultation-hwbs/

Consultation questionnaire, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/whwbs20142019

 

Coventry Solihull Warwickshire (CSW) Broadband Consultation

The CSW Broadband project is about to go out to tender for the next stage of the project and is asking members of the public to tell them if they live in an area that should be receiving superfast broadband from a commercial provider, but for some reason it is not available to them.

There may be a number of reasons why a property may not get superfast broadband whilst others in the area can, including being connected directly to the exchange or being some distance away from the upgraded green cabinet.

Councillor Alan Cockburn, Deputy Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “We have a further £7.68m to take the fibre network further, but can only use public funding for places which will not receive Superfast Broadband as a result of earlier rollout i.e. installed by a supplier in the normal course of their business, or through the first CSW Broadband project. Now that we have the funding and are planning the second stage of our rollout, we need to confirm which areas are eligible for our assistance – and this is where we need help from members of the public.

“We have been told by the broadband providers where they will be offering superfast broadband services up to 2017 and these, together with the coverage from the first phase of the CSW Broadband project, have been shaded grey or black on the new maps on our website. However we believe that not every area that is coloured grey or black will actually be able to achieve superfast speeds, and we need to know about them, otherwise we may not be able to run our network into those areas. We do need to hear from everyone, even if they have responded to previous broadband consultations as the mapping is very different from what has gone before.”

State Aid rules from Europe mean that the CSW Broadband project is not able to spend public money to intervene in an area where there is to be commercial provision. Therefore if an area is wrongly identified as receiving commercial superfast broadband when in fact it will not be delivered then that area will be left out of the tender process and may be disadvantaged.

The CSW broadband project will be going out to tender in the autumn to expand the fibre broadband network. The project has £3.68m from Government through BDUK, and £3.68m from Warwickshire County Council to take superfast broadband coverage up to 95% by the end of 2017. A further £6m is available form BDUK for which match funding must be found, and the CSW Broadband team are working with partners and others to secure this.

The current CSW Broadband contract has so far installed 58 new fibre-enabled cabinets so that over 12,500 properties can now connect to the fibre network. Nationally one million properties have now been upgraded through the Government-funded BDUK project.

The public consultation runs until 18th September and details can be found at:  www.cswbroadband.org.uk/consultation

If you want to go straight to the survey and respond as a resident, you can do so here

If you want to go straight to the survey and respond as a business, you can do so here