Day Services In-House Building Provision

South Gloucestershire Council would like your views on a proposal to decommission the day service currently provided for adults with learning and physical disabilities at Turnberries in Thornbury. The Kingswood Centre in Kingswood would be available as an option for people requiring an ongoing building-based day service.

Please read the Consultation Paper for further information on the proposal before completing the online survey or responding in other ways (see how below).

There is also an Easy Read version of the Consultation Paper available.


In 2013, a consultation about a review of South Gloucestershire’s day services took place with South Gloucestershire service users, their carers/families (where appropriate), as well as staff and residents.

This resulted in the creation of the promoting opportunities team within South Gloucestershire Council, underpinned with four key principles:

  • Service-users want genuine choice and control over employment, volunteering and social activities.
  • Service-users want to feel supported to live as independently as possible and to participate in the life of their local communities.
  • The same level of high-quality facilities should be available to everyone who needs support.
  • Access to day-services by individuals would be on the basis that they can achieve specific agreed outcomes which require support over a defined period of time (similar to the re-ablement model).

Promoting opportunities - where are we now

Much of the work since has been focused on new service users where these agreed promoting opportunities principles have been successfully applied. More recently, these principles have been applied within the existing annual review process for service users who use the Turnberries and Kingswood centre day service provision.

As the reviews continue, based on the results already received, we can predict the number of service-users who will continue to require day services at a day centre will change.

These projections have major implications for the future financial viability of our current day centres, with specific implications for Turnberries day centre.

Please read the Consultation Paper for further background information on the proposal before sharing your views with us.

Find Out More and Have Your Say

We welcome your comments on the proposal outlined in this consultation document and in the Easy Read Paper between June 24th and September 2nd 2016

Complete the online survey.

Further information is available in the initial Equalities Impact Assessment available from the documents below. 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
    24 Jun 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    2 Sep 2016 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Adult learning & skills
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Older people
  • 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
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations