Sutton's Care Act Consultation

Closed 23 Feb 2016

Opened 30 Nov 2015

Overview

Sutton’s Future

As a result of unprecedented cuts from the government, Sutton Council needs to save £74m from its annual budget by 2019.

We have already saved £43m through increasing efficiency, sharing services and changing some services, however, we must save a further £31m by 2019.

It is becoming harder every year to find ways of making the savings. We are now having to make some difficult decisions about whether to keep, reduce or change services or stop them.

There will be greater need for you to take more responsibility for looking after our borough. Through Sutton’s Future we would like to have a conversation with you about how we can achieve this together.

This autumn, we are consulting on a number of topics including the future of our libraries, children’s centres and youth services. In addition, we are consulting on the changes to adult social services brought about by the Care Act 2014.

More information on Sutton’s Future and the different consultations is available at www.sutton.gov.uk/suttonsfuture

Why We Are Consulting

Why are we consulting?

The new Care Act made changes and introduced some options to the way in which people can be financially assessed and supported to pay for the adult social care and support they receive.   

The new law enables councils to be more generous when setting eligibility criteria for providing adult social care. It also provides discretion over some parts of the charging rules and introduces services for carers and self funders.

All new legislation comes with regulations and statutory guidance which clarifies what councils must do, or can choose to do, to apply the new law.  As all the changes in the law could result in additional costs to the council, it must decide whether it should recover some or all of these costs, and if so, how.

In relation to the Care Act, the Council will refer to all the regulations and guidance provided by the government regarding charging and financial assessment.

The Care Act in full and associated regulations and statutory guidance can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/contents/enacted

Events

  • Have your say public event at Trinity Centre, Wallington

    From 18 Jan 2016 at 10:30 to 18 Jan 2016 at 12:00

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Trinity Centre, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at LBS Civic Offices, Sutton

    From 18 Jan 2016 at 19:30 to 18 Jan 2016 at 21:00

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Meeting Room 1, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at LBS Civic Offices, Sutton

    From 20 Jan 2016 at 10:30 to 20 Jan 2016 at 12:00

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Meeting Room 1, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at Christ Church with St Philip, Worcester Park

    From 21 Jan 2016 at 14:00 to 21 Jan 2016 at 15:30

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, KT4 8LG

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at Christ Church with St Philip, Worcester Park

    From 26 Jan 2016 at 10:30 to 26 Jan 2016 at 12:00

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park, KT4 8LG

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at Trinity Centre, Wallington

    From 27 Jan 2016 at 14:00 to 27 Jan 2016 at 15:30

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Trinity Centre, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at LBS Civic Offices, Sutton

    From 27 Jan 2016 at 19:30 to 27 Jan 2016 at 21:00

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Meeting Room 1, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

  • Have your say public event at LBS Civic Offices, Sutton

    From 28 Jan 2016 at 14:00 to 28 Jan 2016 at 15:30

    Come along to one of our Have Your Say public events at Meeting Room 1, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

    Each event is expected to last about 1 ½ hours. No need to book, just turn up for the start time indicated.
    If you are unable to attend any of the Have Your Say events because you are housebound and are physically unable to get to any of the venues, and / or you need extra assistance with understanding the information provided, then you can request a home visit by calling 020 8770 5297 and an officer will be pleased to assist you.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Spending
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • General health
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Social services and social care