Decision details

Residential Shortbreaks in Allerdale and Copeland

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The current provision for overnight shortbreaks in Allerdale and Copeland is commissioned and run by the health service. This is not the appropriate body for delivering a care service and health have been seeking to step back from this provision for a number of years. The CCG have committed to re-invest any saving from ceasing to deliver residential shortbreaks in community health services for children with disabilities.


Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director – Children’s Services The report outlined the provision of overnight short breaks provision made in West Cumbria by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  It described the position of the Clinical Commissioning Group in relation to this provision and their proposals for change.


The report outlined options for change and the relationship of these proposals to the strategic planning process.


Cabinet were pleased to note that confirmation had been received from the NHS that they would reinvest savings into community care facilities and




(1)            the transfer on, or as soon as possible after, 1st October 2015 of responsibility for overnight shortbreaks service for children with a disability in Allerdale and Copeland, currently provided by the Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust at The Elms, Workington from the Clinical Commissioning Group to Cumbria County Council be agreed;


                  (2)    on terms to be agreed by the Corporate Director of Environment and Community Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, the acquisition of The Elms, Workington be agreed.

Report author: John Barrett

Publication date: 21/06/2015

Date of decision: 04/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/06/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/06/2015

  • Restricted enclosure  
  • Restricted enclosure  
  • Restricted enclosure