West Lancashire property strategy consultation 2016

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Purpose Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has made the decision to create a network of neighbourhood centres and deliver services in a different way by co-locating them in the same building, to help towards the 150m savings that need to be made by 2020/21.

This means that the number of buildings we deliver services from will reduce but the services will still be delivered, though in some cases from a different building than people have been used to using.

A 12-week consultation on the property strategy and a set of proposed changes to buildings took place during the summer. Over 7,700 people across Lancashire shared their views and a number of proposals were changed following the consultation and feedback.

Results of West Lancashire section of the Property Strategy consultation summer 2016 ― Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help (WPEH) Services

These services exist to help make sure all children and young people are able to have a good start in life, offering help and support where needed at the earliest opportunity. They include services for children and their families, and young people's services.

It was agreed that in West Lancashire the WPEH services will still be provided from:
- First Steps Children's Centre
- Park Children's Centre
- The Grove Young People's Centre and Children's Centre
- The Zone in West Lancashire; and
- will also be provided from Ormskirk library.

WPEH services will no longer be delivered from:
- Hesketh with Becconsall Children's Centre; and
- Moorgate Children's Centre.

It was proposed that Upholland Children's Centre, continued to provide for 0-11 year olds (designated children's centre) and that St John's Children's Centre (Skelmersdale) (designated children's centre) was not recommended for future use.

We are asking for your views again because the feedback we received was that it would be better to swap around the proposals for the two children's centres. This time we are consulting for four weeks from Monday 14 November to Sunday 11 December 2016.

This means we are now proposing:
- to continue to use St John's Children's Centre (Skelmersdale) for 0-11 year olds (designated children's centre); and
- cease service delivery at Upholland Children's Centre.

The reason given was that St John's Children's Centre (Skelmersdale) has the better location for local 0-11 year olds and their families to get to in order to use the services.

There will be outreach provision in the Upholland area. This will be offered to children, young people and families through various means including one-to-one support and be delivered in family homes, schools and other community settings.
Subject Other topic
Commissioned by Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service
Geographic area West Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Consultation with General public
Date 14/11/2016 - 11/12/2016
Undertaken by Business Intelligence