Last call for engagement on County Council’s public consultation on proposed Adult Transport Policy

There is still a week to go on Warwickshire County Council’s consultation on a proposed new transport policy for adult social care customers.

The policy will replace the existing informal policies to provide transport routinely for customers who have been assessed as having certain social care needs which are eligible for funding from the Warwickshire Council.

The policy will introduce eligibility criteria for transport which take account of the national social care eligibility criteria introduced by the Care Act 2014.

The consultation period runs until 15th November 2017 and the county council is looking for more responses in the final week. All consultation responses will be analysed and a report will be published and presented to Warwickshire County Council for a final decision in January 2018.

The proposed policy is planned for implementation on 1st April 2018.

The county council is seeking views on the proposed policy from current transport customers and their carers; day services customers and their carers; children and young people in transition to adult services and their carers; children leaving care and transitions teams; Warwickshire County Council staff and the general public. The consultation will be used to inform the final version of the policy.

The public can take part in the public consultation in the following ways:

Online – by completing the consultation survey at: https://askwarks.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/public-consultation-on-proposed-adult-transport-policy/ and can be accessed by PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Paper based survey – Customers can pick up a paper based survey at a local day centre.