Update - November 2017


Older People and people living with Dementia Core Offer and Physical Disability Core Offer Update

We have undertaken significant engagement on older people and physical disability core offers over the past year.  This engagement resulted in a proposal to end current grants and recommission service through new contracts.  Both proposals had been put out to consultation (at existing budget values) and we were going through governance processes that would allow us to begin procurement.

Since then Kent County Council have announced that there are significant budgetary challenges for the next financial year.  We have therefore been granted authority to delay the start of these new contracts until 1st April 2019 in order to understand the impact that proposed savings targets would have on the contracts.  We are now completing some work to understand what savings we need to make, what the implications of these savings will be and how these services can be aligned with other services we are re-commissioning to avoid duplication.

Once we have some recommendations for the future of these services we may need to consult again.  We will ensure that if you provided a response to these individual consultations and provided contact details, you will be notified of any future consultations.

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute to these consultations and provide assurances that all of the feedback gathered so far will be used to shape our recommendations for the new service.



Original text

Kent County Council is developing a new model for the Wellbeing Core Offer of Services for Older Persons and People Living with Dementa.  The offer seeks to improve people’s wellbeing and support them to live as independently as possible. 

Kent County Council (KCC) wants to hear your views on the proposal to ensure that the new model meets the needs of Kent residents and delivers the outcomes which are most important to them. 

In designing the new model, KCC is proposing to end annual grants which fund older persons and dementia community and voluntary sector services and re-invest the funding in a new contract. The proposed contract will create a more joined up pathway for supporting people to live well, will be delivered through a Strategic Partner approach and will be in place for 5-7 years.



The consultation document and questionnaire may be viewed and downloaded below in the documents section.  You may also wish to consider the Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA).



To respond to the consultation, please use the online questionnaire.


Alternatively, a Word version of the questionnaire may be downloaded and either emailed or posted - details of where to send your response are included on the questionnaire.


Alternative formats

To request alternative formats of any of the consultation documents, or for any other formats, please email: alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call: 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    12 Jun 2017 at 09:00
  • Closed
    23 Jul 2017 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    28 Nov 2017


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shepway
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Contact Details

Further information can be obtained by emailing communitysupport@kent.gov.uk or by calling 03000 414128.