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In-house Community Life Choices (day services)

Have your say on proposed changes to in-house Community Life Choices (day services) in Leicestershire.

This consultation runs from 31 August - 26 October 2021

Community Life Choices (CLC) are better known as day services and provide a safe and supported place for adults in Leicestershire with health needs such as learning and physical disabilities and mental illness to experience social and daily living activities.

In-house refers to services such as day services that are directly operated and managed by Leicestershire County Council. 

What is the council proposing?

There are two elements to the council’s proposed approach to delivering CLC services in the future:

1. Move to an open Framework with independent providers

We are proposing to move to an open framework for CLC services in Leicestershire. A framework is essentially a list of providers that the council has approved as being appropriate to deliver services and are able to meet the needs of specific service user groups.

2. To stop providing long term in-house CLC services and re-focus our internal resources

We are proposing to reduce the in-house CLC service offer by stopping the provision of long-term maintenance support packages. We propose instead, to refocus in-house services on crisis care, short-term reablement and enablement. We will also offer support for carers through the delivery of a responsive seven day a week service through our provision of Short Breaks.

Services affected by this consultation

The proposals will affect all people who access and use council run CLC services at the following locations:  

  • Bridgeview (Melton Mowbray)
  • The Trees (Hinckley)
  • Coalville Community Resource Centre (Coalville)
  • Hood Court (Ashby)
  • Roman Way (Market Harborough)
  • Timber Street (South Wigston)
  • Carlton Drive & Blaby Base (Wigston and Blaby)
  • Victoria & Carnegie Centre Community Life Choices (Loughborough)

Have your say

The consultation begins on 31 August and will end at midnight on 26 October 2021. 

To submit your views, please read the consultation summary document below and complete the consultation survey by midnight 26 October 2021.

Supporting documents and survey

View the consultation summary document  Opens new window

View the easy read version of the consultation summary document and survey  Opens new window

Community Life Choices - frequently asked questions  Opens new window

Please read the supporting documents above and complete this online survey:

Online CLC survey

There will be consultation discussions with users of in-house CLC services, and/or their family members, carers and staff. Advocacy support will be available, as required, to ensure that current users are able to participate. 

Alternative format

If you are able to, please complete this survey online using the link above. Paper copies of the survey are available on request by emailing clc-consultation@leics.gov.uk or calling 0116 305 5233.

You can send your completed questionnaire to the following freepost address:

In-house CLC Consultation
Business Support Team (Room 600)
Leicestershire County Council
Have Your Say
FREEPOST NAT 18685
Leicester, LE3 8XR

If you need help to complete this questionnaire or have any questions about the consultation, please call 0116 305 5233 or email clc-consultation@leics.gov.uk

Your feedback will be used to inform the decisions about these proposals. Leicestershire County Council. 

What happens next? 

When the consultation closes, we will analyse the feedback and review the proposals. The reviewed proposals and the consultation findings will be presented to the council’s Cabinet in winter 2021, where a decision will be made on how to proceed.

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