To consider a report of the Director of Children's Services for the following: Approval was granted (in January 2022) to undertake a public consultation on the proposal for Social Care provision at Firvale Respite Children’s home to remain closed. Firvale is a residential respite unit, in Basingstoke, for children who have a disability. The service has been closed since the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Significant impact on more than one Division;
Decision status: For Determination
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/09/2022
Decision due: 19 Oct 2022 by Executive Lead Member for Children's Services
Lead director: Director of Children's Services
Contact: Suzanne Smith Email: Suzanne.Smith2@hants.gov.uk.
Following the Elected Member Decision Day, January 2022 both public and staff consultation exercises were undertaken.
The consultation was publicised across Hampshire generally, and to affected children and their families specifically, in total 58 responses were received. All staff based at Firvale were included in the consultation exercise.