Issue details

Learning Disabilities In-house Respite Services

Wiltshire Council operates 4 residential respite care homes for learning disabilities. Reviews have highlighted ongoing under-usage of the services as a whole.

The cabinet report will report on the proposed closure of one of the homes due to under-usage following the outcome of the consultation with usages and their carers.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Service Area Expenditure/Savings >20%;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/02/2018

Decision due: 24 Apr 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Jerry Wickham

Lead director: Emma Legg (Director - Adult Social Care)

Department: Wholelife Pathway

Contact: Rhonda Ward, Head of Service - Learning Disabilities Email:

Consultation process

A 28 consultation will affected users and their family carers will be carried out in February. The consultation will consult on the proposed closure of one of the 4 residential respite care homes.


People with learning disabilities (and their family carers) who use any of the 4 in-house residential respite services.

Agenda items


  • Learning Disabilities In-house Respite Services