Community Based Services Re-commissioning 2016

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on the re-commissioning of Community Based Services. These services include homecare and 1:1 support to access the community but exclude social care in prisons and specialist community 1:1 services for people with learning difficulties and mental ill health. These will be tendered for separately.


South Gloucestershire Council currently commissions around 16,000 hours of community based support per week to provide personal care in the home or 1:1 support to access the community.

The contracts between the council and the current support providers expire at the end of January 2018. The council wanted to explore whether there was a different way of buying the support that would be better for the residents of South Gloucestershire, for providers and for the council.

We have looked at how other councils buy their services and we have been working with providers, service users, social care professionals and Clinical Commissioning Group (Health) colleagues to develop a new model.  We now have a proposal for a different way to organise support and we want to hear everyone’s views on it to make sure that we take everything into account before finalising it.

Please read the Consultation Paper prior to commenting or completing the online survey or download and print the paper survey.

Find out more and have your say

We would now like to hear everyone’s views on our proposals - from service users, their families, carers, the general public, current and potential future providers, care workers, health partners and other stakeholders. The consultation period is open between 5 October 2016 and 5 January 2017.

Further information is available in the initial Equalities Impact Assessment. We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council should consider. Further information is available from your local South Gloucestershire library and One Stop Shops.

You can find out more and tell us your views by:

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    5 Oct 2016 at 15:00
  • Closed
    5 Jan 2017 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Jobs, careers and employment
  • Local economy & business issues
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Businesses & employers
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Faith groups
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Non-users of services
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • Scrutiny commissions / panels
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations