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Please note - this consultation closed on 11 March 2015.


Care needs consultation

We are consulting on proposals to make changes to the services provided to children and young people with disabilities. By 2020, North Yorkshire County Council will need to have made savings of £168m from a starting budget of £500m. The disabled children's service will see a reduction of approximately £887k by 2020.

Given the money we will have, we are proposing to implement a strategy for meeting the care needs of children and young people with disabilities, which provides for more focused and targeted provision.

We are proposing to implement a strategy which will ensure that, across North Yorkshire, there is a sustainable system of support and provision for disabled children and their families, with no fewer families than currently receiving support to meet assessed needs. The strategy and the proposals for change and improvement will be supported by policies which promote the personalisation of support and provision, and more choice for parents and carers about how needs are met. You can pdf icon view the equalities impact assessment here [142kb]

Viewing the strategy

pdf icon You can view the strategy to meet the care needs of disabled children, young people and their families here [178kb].

Consultation events

Knaresborough Children's centre
Nidd and Beck CRC service users only
20 Jan10am - 12pm
Cedar Court, Harrogate
Public meeting
21 Jan1pm - 3pm
The Ghyll CRC, Skipton
The Ghyll CRC service users only
27 Jan12.30pm - 2.30pm
Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
Public meeting
29 Jan10am - 12pm
Falsgrave Community Centre, Scarborough
May Lodge CRC service users only
2 Feb1pm - 3pm
Morton-on-Swale CRC
Morton-on-Swale CRC service users only
4 Feb10am - 12pm
Falsgrave Community Centre, Scarborough
Public meeting
6 Feb10am - 12pm
Allerton Court, Northallerton
Public meeting
9 Feb1pm - 3pm
Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
Public meeting
10 Feb6pm - 8pm
The ReGen Centre, Riccall
Public meeting
12 Feb1pm - 3pm
Falsgrave Community Centre, Scarborough
Public meeting
16 Feb6pm - 8pm
Pickering Memorial Hall, Pickering
Public meeting
23 Feb10am - 12pm
Richmond CE Primary School, Richmond
Public meeting
25 Feb6pm - 8pm
This page was last updated on 1 June 2015