Hampshire County Council is asking for service users’, next of kin, and other interested stakeholders’ views on the future of Bulmer House Day Service in Petersfield and Masters House Day Service in Romsey. These services are mainly used by people with dementia needs.
Increasingly we are seeing people choosing not to attend traditional day services, preferring to choose alternative ways of accessing support, tailored to their individual needs. This has resulted in a decline in the number of people attending day service sessions at both Bulmer House and Masters House.
During the course of the consultation, dedicated social work staff will support current service users and their families to explore alternative day service provision, in the event that the services end.
Service users will also have the opportunity to meet on a one-to-one basis with senior managers from the Adults’ Health and Care Department to discuss these proposals, as well as alternative services.
It is planned that the proposed new Extra Care Housing schemes in Petersfield and Romsey will contain facilities that could be used for day services or similar activities.
These schemes could operate as community ‘hubs’ that offer space for both extra care residents and local older people to use for various activities such as lunch clubs or day services.
It is important to the County Council that the views of the people who use Bulmer House and Masters House, and their families and carers, who may be affected by the proposals, are carefully considered; as well as feedback from Hampshire residents and other interested stakeholders.
Your feedback will help to inform a decision by the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, on 13 March 2018, on the future of Bulmer House Day Service and Masters House Day Service.
How to have your say
Before giving your views we ask you to read the consultation information document.
Complete the online consultation response form
The consultation is open from midday on Monday 13 November 2017 to midnight on Sunday 7 January 2018.
Note that responses received after this time will not be included in the findings report.