Sheltered accommodation service user consultation 2016

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Purpose Lancashire County Council is required to make savings of 262m by 2020/21. This extremely difficult financial position is the result of continued cuts in Government funding, rising costs and rising demand for our key services.

Lancashire County Council currently provides some of the funding which is used to deliver support within sheltered housing. As part of the savings, the county council is proposing to stop funding support for sheltered accommodation at the end of March 2017. The funding provided by the county council currently supports:
- the scheme manager/warden/support workers who check to make sure residents are safe and well and provides support to help them stay independent;
- the emergency alarm equipment which enables residents to obtain help 24 hours a day, seven days a week if they need help in an emergency.

You should have already received a letter from your landlord explaining how they are intending to respond to the budget proposal. However, please contact your landlord if you have not received a letter.

This questionnaire will help us understand more about the service you currently receive, how important the service is to you and your thoughts about how the proposal could affect you. Your views and comments will be fed back to the county council's cabinet.

You can answer all the questions or just the ones that you are concerned about. If you feel that you need some support to help you understand or respond to this questionnaire please contact your landlord who can support you directly or provide access to advocacy services in your area.

This questionnaire is designed to be completed by individual service users, not couples or non-service users. If you are a couple who would both like to take part in the consultation please complete it separately.
Subject Other topic
Commissioned by Supporting People
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Service users
Date 30/03/2016 - 24/06/2016
Undertaken by Business Intelligence

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For more information about this research contact:

(01772) 534266
Email: haveyoursay@lancashire.gov.uk