Community Activities for Adults

Closed 23 Apr 2021

Opened 8 Mar 2021

Overview

Wolverhampton Council is currently reviewing the service it commissions to support people to access Community Day Activities which can be defined as, ‘providing a meaningful activity and social opportunities which are personalised to meet the needs of the adult.’

Community Day Activities deliver the following:

  • Community activities aim to meet the key needs of adults living in the City of Wolverhampton who meet the eligibility criteria and are;
  1. socially isolated;
  2. physically frail
  3. dementia
  4. mental health
  5. Physical or sensory impairment
  • A flexible service that is responsive to the changing needs and aspirations of individuals;
  • An ethos of enablement to maximise people’s independence;
  • An outcome-focused model of services;
  • A continuing commitment to provide carers with breaks from their caring role and assistance to help them continue to care;
  • A diverse range of provision enabling people to access community facilities and universal services
  • A Community activity is designed for service users aged 55 and over. For the purpose of the intended procurement activity the focus will be on services for older adults.

The requirement is for a range of activities and flexibility in delivery

We would like people using the service to assist with this initial market engagement and consider the following challenges:

Changing Market - the evidence from the review of current services and the existing model   indicates that, in line with regional and national data the use of traditional day services for older adults is in decline.  People are looking to take control of their care and support, referrals and numbers using the service providers on the framework were low.

Impact of COVID There has been limited opportunity for people to access formal provision since 22nd March 2020.

For Older People the requirement to shield meant that even if services had not been closed as non- essential, take up would have been low and a high-risk group would have been put at risk.

Why we are consulting

Our Approach

The Council is inviting feedback from people who have used and are using community activities in Wolverhampton.

This questionnaire is your chance to tell us your experience of receiving support from services who provide opportunities for social inclusion in Wolverhampton.

We can also provide a summary of findings from the questionnaire upon request. All survey responses will be kept confidential and no identifiable information will be collected.

For more information about how the Council uses your information please visit https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/your-council/our-website/privacy-and-cookies-notice

If you are unable to complete this questionnaire, then a family member or relative can complete it for you.

We would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire online. If you would prefer, a Word version of the questionnaire can be downloaded at the foot of the page which can then be completed and returned by email or post.

Thanks

John Linighan

Commissioning Officer

People.Commissioning@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Adults
  • Service users (current or previous)

Interests

  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Budget
  • Council plan