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									                 Bexley Supporting People Partnership
   5 Year Strategy 2005 – 2010 Executive Summary and Action Plan




       Bexley Council




                        Bexley
Supporting People Partnership
         Five Year Strategy
                  2005 – 2010

       Executive Summary
        And Action Plan




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                                    Bexley Supporting People Partnership
                      5 Year Strategy 2005 – 2010 Executive Summary and Action Plan



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction and vision for Supporting People services in Bexley (Chapter 1)

Supporting People (SP) is a government led programme that funds housing related support
for vulnerable people. The programme has a focus on promoting the independence of
vulnerable people to enable them to live in the community

The SP programme was established in 2003. The ODPM require that all local authorities
provide a strategy documents that gives an overview of progress so far and plans for the
period 2005-10. This strategy is the response of the Bexley SP Partnership (the Partnership
represents the SP Commissioning Body in Bexley). The SP strategy is fully endorsed by all 3
member organisations of the Bexley SP Partnership – Bexley Council, Bexley Care Trust
(which combines local care management, social work and rehabilitation services, together with
primary care services1) and Bexley Probation. It has been developed in consultation with all
key stakeholders, including users, carers, and providers.

Bexley’s vision for SP is to secure high quality, cost effective housing related support services
for all vulnerable people in the Bexley community. This will be achieved by:

     Delivering quality and affordable housing support services
     Maximising opportunities for the inclusion of all vulnerable people
     Ensuring services are accessible to everyone, including disadvantaged and socially
      excluded groups
     Maintaining peoples independence
     Consulting widely to ensure the services provided meet local needs
     Positively contributing to local peoples well being
     Actively contributing to community safety in Bexley.

The vision derives from the Community Plan for the Borough and will, in turn be delivered
through effective management of the SP programme and progress against ten more detailed
SP aims. The diagram below outlines how these three areas are linked into the SP action
plan in chapter 6 and explains the focus of each of the 10 SP aims.




1
    Bexley’s Performance Plan, 2004/5


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      Thematic links between Bexley’s Community Strategy, SP vision and SP action plan

                                                 Create         Strong and      Improve     A safe, secure
         Bexley Community                        economic       sustainable     individual  and attractive
         Strategy key aims                       opportunity andcohesive        well-being environment
         (what the people of                     prosperity     community       and
         Bexley want)                                                           development


         Bexley SP visionDeliver qualityMaximise                 Maintain       Positively   Actively       Manage the SP
         (what we want toand affordableopportunities             peoples        contribute   contribute to programme
         achieve)        housing        for the                  independ-      to local     community      effectively and
                         support        inclusion of             ence           peoples      safety in      ensure all of the
                         services       vulnerable                              well being   Bexley and key aims of the SP
                                        people                                               strategies     vision are met




Bexley 1.                      2.                3.              4.             5.           6.               7.         8.           9.           10.
key SPEnsure SP meets the Manage SP              Reduce social   Meet gaps in   Actively     Firmly link SP   Actively   Pursue an    Increase      Continually
aims    priorities in Bexley’s funds carefully   exclusion and   services for   promote      into corporate   manage     even         participation review local
(how wehousing and             and achieve       engage with     all priority   indepen-     priorities and   risks in   handed       and influenceapproaches
will    homelessness           VFM               hard to reach   groups         dence        targets (e.g.    and        and          of service    to SP to
achieve strategies                               groups                                      PAF & LPSA)      around     supportive   users and     meet
it)  key                                                                                                      SP         approach     carers        changing
aim                                                                                                           services   to service                 needs and
                                                                                                                         providers                  priorities


All tasks undertaken and the action plan for the SP programme link to the 10 SP key aims above (see Chapter 6)




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The Bexley SP Partnership is aware that the SP programme can only be delivered
through active partnership working. The strategy is fully owned by the Bexley SP
Partnership and this is reflected in the main document. The Bexley SP partnership
is also aware that Bexley Council has the formal financial and legal responsibility for
the programme as the Administering Authority (AA). In this strategy when the specific
issue under discussion is closely related to this administrative function (e.g. the
issuing of interim contracts and financial management), then Bexley Councils role will
be highlighted.

In March 2005 the Bexley SP programme was funding the following:

   2577 units, across
   92 services, delivered by
   32 providers

How the strategy was developed and plans for the future (Chapter 2)

The strategy was developed through a process of wide and full consultation with local
stakeholders using a variety of methods:

   Written requests for comments from service users, providers and stakeholders
    using      the pro-forma at Appendix 2;
   A service user speak out day held in January 2005;
   Provider and local Voluntary Forums and services;
   Supporting People pages on the Bexley Council website and SP newsletter;
   Public forums, workshops and equality groups;
   User Groups and meetings;
   Joint Health/Council Partnership Groups and Boards;
   Briefings for Elected Members;
   Inclusion of information from an SP needs mapping report, that includes
    comments and needs data from an extensive range of organisations;
   Discussion of drafts of the strategy and formal approval by the CSG and Bexley
    SP Partnership and
   Regular briefings for Cabinet Members and the Chair and other members of the
    Bexley SP Commissioning Body (Bexley SP Partnership).

Key local issues linked to particular service user groups (Chapter 3)

The vision and ten key aims outlined above describe an agenda that cuts across
service user groups. However, there is also a focus within the strategy on the needs
of specific service user groups. The Bexley SP Partnership is also keen to ensure
that considering services by service user group does not create silos or artificial
boundaries that could restrict access to services. The service user group sections
below and within the main report should be read with this in mind. The preference for
developing generic services that encourage wide access is also a reflection of this
wish to maximise inclusion and access to services.




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    People with mental health needs/mentally disordered offenders
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: a number of units focused on reducing
    residential care and acute hospital admissions and meeting the needs of people who have
    challenging behaviour, including those with a personality disorder and a dual diagnosis.
    Floating support services providing short-term intensive support or ongoing support over a
    longer period. Timelier move on from a number of reconfigured accommodation based
    services.


    People with learning disabilities
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: a shift towards floating support and
    self-contained provision, with a continued reduction in the number of Residential Care
    Placements, This to be achieved together with key providers and other key stakeholders.
    The needs of those in general needs housing and living in properties after family members
    have died will also be prioritised.


    Older people
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: following a sheltered housing review, a
    sector providing a wider range of flexible support options not linked to tenure, including
    services for owner-occupiers and Extra care sheltered housing. Services meeting BME/ faith
    communities’ needs and preferences. Revised and integrated referral and assessment
    processes that meet the full and complex needs of people moving into Bexley and local
    residents.


    Homeless people with support needs and families with support needs
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: flexible support to people in their own
    homes, with an emphasis on floating support. SP services will play an important part in
    implementing the Best Value review of homelessness services with an emphasis on tackling
    and preventing homelessness and supporting homeless people in temporary
    accommodation.
    Services will focus on inclusion and targeting areas of deprivation and anti-social behaviour
    in Bexley. Services will link closely to housing advice services as a priority in Bexley’s
    housing and homelessness strategy. Services developed together with nearby Boroughs
    and taking into account rough sleepers who originate from Bexley who move out of the
    Borough.

    Offenders and people with substance misuse problems
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: expansion of floating support services
    to enable significant work with this group with outcomes linked to resettling local people from
    prison, reducing re-offending and drug misuse integrated with the DIP programme and
    DTTOs. Develop services following updated needs information and in close collaboration
    with Probation and SELRIG2 (cross-authority groups) and the ALG. Support offered out of
    office hours, at night and weekends.




2
 South East London Regional Implementation Group (SELRIG) comprising the
Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.


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    Young People with support needs (including care leavers and teenage parents)
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: a range of support services based
    around the new Foyer project. The new Foyer is currently under construction that is due to
    come into operation in October 2005. A particular emphasis on ensuring that young
    offenders, 18 year old care leavers, asylum seekers teenage parents and other vulnerable
    young people receive a package of support linked to employment and health and other
    relevant services.

    People with a physical and/or sensory impairment and/or HIV
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: a range of support services linking
    closely to the Independent Living Centre (Physical Disability), the new integrated equipment
    store (and HIA services). Support given to people moving back into the Borough through
    floating support and appropriate adaptations. Services based on an assessment of the
    housing related support needs of these groups (particularly those with HIV) and key related
    programmes (e.g. sexual health awareness and preventative strategies).

    Travelling Community
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: flexible floating support services for
    this service user group, established in partnership with Bromley and SELRIG. Services
    based on updated needs information (being led by Lambeth on behalf of SELRIG).


    Survivors of Domestic violence
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: Generic floating support services
    linked to existing refuges and also focusing on those in temporary accommodation.
    Development of more appropriate services to meet BME/ faith needs, following consultation
    with key stakeholders to update the needs information and in collaboration with SELRIG.
    Services to cater for all fleeing violence – women, men and sex workers

    Refugees and recent immigrants
    What the Bexley SP Partnership wants to achieve: to support both those within the
    borough on a temporary basis and those who are settling permanently. Services will be
    targetted at both young people and families. Services planned and developed that take into
    account the change in responsibilities of National Asylum Support Service (NASS).


Developing quality SP services that meet local needs (Chapter 4)

The approach in Bexley is to focus on commissioning services using the following 5
assessment criteria:

     Confirmation that local needs are met
     Assessment of whether a scheme is strategically relevant
     A detailed assessment of how a scheme will contribute to key local and national
      Performance Indicators (PI’s) using the Commissioning Matrix at Appendix 6
     An estimate of the amount of the revenue savings the service could achieve
     Whether the service promotes independence in Bexley and the aims of the
      Bexley SP Partnership.

This approach combines qualitative judgements that reflect local user and partner
priorities (in areas such as strategic relevance and preferences for types of services
that promote independence), with a sound evidence base on the actual and
anticipated quantitative benefits linked to PIs wherever this is possible. The use of


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the five criteria and Commissioning Matrix detailed in section 4.1 is a new and
innovative approach that Bexley will pilot with a small group of providers and
commissioning managers.

There are six key priority areas where Bexley SP Partnership views SP as having a
particularly significant role to play. These are:

   Addressing the needs of older people living in the community, including
    owner occupiers, to combat isolation and promote independence for as long as
    possible;
   Ensuring that homelessness is prevented by people receiving ongoing support
    in temporary and/ or permanent accommodation;
   Improving the access and take up of SP services by BME communities,
    including newly arrived communities;
   Meet the needs of those who have complex and challenging mental health
    difficulties (e.g. personality disorder or a dual diagnosis);
   Responding to the issues of crime (e.g. anti-social behaviour) and
    substance misuse in Bexley, particularly the lack of support for service users
    leaving drug treatment programmes and/or prison and
   To move people on from institutional settings such as prison, residential care
    placements and hospital.

Managing key aspects of the programme (Chapter 5)

This chapter explains Bexley’s approach to critical parts of the programme. The key
policies and issues are:

Quality – Bexley Council has worked hard alongside providers and achieved a 96%
return rate for SP Key Performance Indicator (KPI) returns, which ensures a
comprehensive overview and follow up action can be taken to improve key areas of
quality in local services. The KPIs are monitored against the ODPM thresholds and
monitored closely by the CSG/ Bexley SP Partnership to direct follow action and
address any shortfalls in performance together with providers. Consistent poor
performance can lead to an early SP review.

The Bexley SP Partnership is currently using the 6 areas within the ODPM’s Quality
Assurance Framework (QAF) system to further assess quality in performance in the
following areas:

   Needs and Risk Assessment;
   Support Planning;
   Security Health and Safety;
   Protection from Abuse;
   Fair Access, Diversity and Inclusion and
   Complaints.

Bexley SP Partnership monitors these risk issues through validation visits, desktop
reviews and direct consultation with service users.

SP reviews – the Bexley SP Partnership anticipates it will have completed 50% of
reviews (by value) by March 2005, with 100% completion by March 2006. The
review programme has been scheduled to prioritise those services where there were
considered to be either high costs or high risks. From 2005/06 onwards service




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reviews will be conducted mainly on a service user group basis to allow a
comprehensive overview of services and to more effectively plan for the future.

Value For Money – The approach taken by the Bexley SP Partnership has four
components:

   An emphasis on staffing inputs;
   A focus on hourly support cost;
   An assessment of the level of support provided and
   An assessment of eligibility for SP services – using the framework at Appendix
    7 to ensure that only eligible activities are funded.

Contracting – All providers have been issued with an SP interim contract based on
the ODPM’s recommended model. There are elements of the current interim contract
that the Bexley SP Partnership wishes to consider carefully: -

    a. Notice period for termination.
    b. Inflation – the Bexley SP Partnership wants to contract with providers in a
       way that is sustainable. This implies recognising that inflationary uplifts are
       often appropriate whilst recognising the financial constraints under which the
       Bexley SP Partnership operates. One option may be to issue fixed price
       contracts that take account of likely future levels of inflation.
    c. Contract length – the Bexley SP Partnership would prefer to grant contracts
       that allow stability within the sector. However the lack of clarity over future
       grant levels and procurement rules preclude long-term contracts in the
       medium future.
    d. Hourly based contracts – contracts based on an agreed number of hours
       support being provided have clear advantages for some service user groups
       and services. In particular Floating Support, Mental Health and Learning
       Disability services would benefit from this approach.

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of issues that may be considered in reviewing
the interim contract. The Bexley SP Partnership is committed to working in
partnership with providers on this Steady State contract review process.

Action plans - annual and five-year tasks list (Chapter 6)
The action plan in this chapter focuses on the key tasks that need to be achieved in
each area of the strategy and for each service user group. The tasks have then been
linked to each of the ten SP aims, listed in section 1.1, to ensure that the overall SP
vision is being implemented on a practical level (see diagram on page 5 above that
shows the links between the Community Plan, SP vision and ten SP aims). This
ensures that the SP vision is firmly linked into both the Community Plan and the
actual tasks undertaken by the SP team and key stakeholders.

The action plan takes in project planning techniques with each task being specifically
linked back to the SP aims, having a clear outcome measure, estimated time for
completion and a lead agency or department in Bexley. The plan also includes an
estimate of resources, so that the SP team can plan its workload and put in place a
realistic action plan based on an estimate of the annual availability SP staffing and
resources.




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The one year action plan prioritises tasks in the following areas:
   SP team recruitment and retention;
   Issues from the ‘Shadow’ SP strategy feedback from the ODPM;
   Completion of sheltered housing review;
   Management of risks and finances e.g. internal audit issues;
   Annual tasks:
   Delivery of the review programme and
   High priority issues of Bexley SP Partnership and Central Government - e.g. BME
    needs, signposting.

Other key tasks that have been considered in the action plans include:

Accreditation - Bexley SP Partnership has agreed to work jointly with SP teams in
the SELRIG on this issue. The Authorities will jointly commission an external provider
to undertake accreditation of all providers within the sub-region. The policy and
application form can be seen at Appendix 4.

Tendering - The position of the Bexley SP Partnership (subject to Bexley Council
Procurement approval) is that Steady State Contracts will be awarded by the Bexley
SP Partnership to current providers, after the first round of reviews only, where the
following criteria apply:

   Bexley SP Partnership and the provider have agreed a price for the service that
    meets value for money criteria;
   The service has achieved a high quality standard;
   The service can demonstrate strategic relevance to the satisfaction of the Bexley
    SP Partnership;
   The provider has been accredited and
   No significant changes to the service delivery model are proposed.

If any of these criteria are not satisfied, the Bexley SP Partnership will tender the
service using the standard internal procurement tendering process of Bexley Council.

The Bexley SP Partnership will tender all new and existing services as above during
the lifetime of this strategy, except where the following criteria apply:

   The service required is of such a specialist nature that there is a shortage of
    suitable providers capable of supplying the service (e.g. a specialist floating
    support service for a specific BME group);
   The size of the contract is such that the benefits of tendering are outweighed by
    the costs (e.g. a service worth less than £150,000 over three years) and
   Tendering the service would put at risk the sustainability of the provider
    organisation and the Local Authority is committed to developing the capacity of
    that provider (e.g. a small local BME community group).

Financial management – the Bexley SP Partnership has adopted a prudent
approach to the financial management of the programme itself. There have been two
main variables:

   The reduction in grant from the ODPM and
   The rise in subsidy payment levels.




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The Bexley SP Partnership has remained within budget despite these constraints.
The Bexley SP Partnership intends to accrue and maintain a contingency fund
increasing to £125,000 during the lifetime of this strategy to cover any possible
increases in subsidy levels and any unforeseen events as outlined in the Risk
Register.

Financial reports on expenditure will be made quarterly to the CSG.

The SP administration grant for 2005/06 is £145,000 and is viewed to be inadequate
to meet the administrative demands of the programme. To address these issues, a
review of the total resources needed to effectively administer the programme is
included in the action plan in chapters 6.

Future levels of funding - It is possible that future levels of SP grant allocation will
remain the same or even increase over the lifetime of this strategy. However, at the
point of writing this strategy the levels of future funding are unknown.

The Bexley SP Partnership will adopt the following principles in managing any
significant reduction:
 It will retain those services which are most strategically relevant;
 It will retain those services which do not duplicate other services;
 It will retain those services that meet criteria around service delivery models i.e. f
    a focus on floating support type services wherever possible and
 It will set efficiency targets for value for money savings to be achieved across the
    contract review process and use these to fund new developments.

Once the future levels of funding are known the Bexley SP Partnership and the
appropriate Cabinet Member will agree the following:

   A plan for achieving the savings target using the criteria above, if appropriate;
   If funding is increased, and/r efficiency gains are realised A development plan
    based on the approach to commissioning and reviewing services outlined above;
   An estimate of overall levels of funding available for each sector to enable
    tendering decisions to be made;
   An estimate of how much money (if any) can be released for new investment
    through any agreed bidding process and
   A process for the Bexley SP Partnership to report on progress against targets
    over the lifetime of this strategy.

Any expansion of services following this consideration of the funding levels will be
achieved using the approach to commissioning and reviewing services outlined
above.

Risk management - The Bexley SP Partnership will use the ODPM’s risk register
and reporting cycle as a basis to regularly review risks and plan to minimise their
impact as far as possible.

Drawing on the risk register, the key areas under which risks are categorised are:
 Strategy;
 Financial Management;
 Supporting People Contracts and Service Reviews;
 Operational Delivery of the Supporting People Programme (including IT);
 Service Users and
 Service Providers.


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Regular reports have been submitted to the Bexley SP Partnership on these areas
and the most appropriate and practical response will be made collaboratively with
partners to guide the SP team on an operational level.

Responding to the governments efficiency agenda in public services – Bexley
SP Partnership is acutely aware of the need to respond to the Gershon review and
will submit an SP Annual Efficiency Statement (AES). The specific areas where
Bexley SP Partnership will drive progress and build on those identified by Central
government are:

   Revising the approach to the procurement of SP services – hence the approach
    to develop a manageable number of providers detailed in Chapter 3, reducing the
    number where this is high, whilst also protecting service quality;
   Using the additional resources for SP reviews provided by the ODPM in Bexley to
    bring forward more efficiency gains and
   Look to build on and learn from the Value Improvement Projects (VIP) that are
    now well underway e.g. Using any benchmarking data and recommendations
    around performance outcomes in SP services, as part of the ODPM led VIP
    project being taken forward together with providers, local providers who have
    indicated an interest (e.g. QSL), the National Housing Federation and SITRA.

Charging - The SP charging policy in Bexley is attached at Appendix 8 The Bexley
SP Partnership is clear that this is an area that needs detailed attention, as there are
significant risks and potential major impact on service users, providers and the
Borough of Bexley.

A full review of the operation of the charging policy will be undertaken in 2005 and
this will also look closely at the supporting IT systems.




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                                                                                                   Resources
                                                                                                    Estimate
                                                                                                              SP Coordinator
                                       Service user Link to                                           of the
                                                                                                               and key co- Time             scale for
                                      group (where      SP                                         number of
                                                               Outcome indicator (measure of                  worker/ section completion     (Yr 1, 2,
         Task             Chapter   applicable)    or vision                                         days to
                                                                         success)                                (where         3, 4    or 5) 1A =
                                     link to Chapter/  aim                                          complete
                                                                                                               applicable).        annual task.
                                    area in Strategy (1-10)                                         task (SP
                                                                                                              SPT= SP team
                                                                                                      team
                                                                                                   resources)
                                                                CB partners consider overall
Annually review the SP
                                                                direction of programme and if
 strategy and ten SP        1        Vision - Ch 1      3                                               2        SPT/ CB                1A
                                                                  assess achievements and
         aims
                                                                     progress in Bexley.

                                                               Strategy and revised annual plan
                                       Strategy                 agreed following review by CB
Review annual plan and
                            1        development -      3       partners and key stakeholders,          6          SPT                  1A
    5 year strategy
                                         Ch 2                     including users/ carers and
                                                                           providers.

                                       Strategy                                                                  SPT/ Bex
Recruit permanent staff                                        All permanent posts in SP team
                            2        development -      3                                               6         Human                 1A
     to SP team                                                            filled.
                                         Ch 2                                                                    resources
Assess recruitment and               Managing the                                                                SPT/ Bex
                                                               Turnover of staff kept low (below
 retention issues of SP     2       programme - Ch      5                                               4         Human                 1A
                                                                      15% per annum)
          team                             5                                                                     resources
                                     Managing the               All team members attend more
 Develop and train SP
                            2       programme - Ch      5      than 5-10 days training per year         50         SPT                  1A
        team
                                           5                          (including seminars)




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                                                          SP newsletter published, that
   Publish an SP                 Strategy
                                                         includes contributions from key
newsletter four times a        development -      1                                               9        SPT         1A
                                                         local groups and meets gaps in
        year.                      Ch 2
                                                          knowledge around SP issues.

   Arrange quarterly
                                                           Provider forums organised
 provider forums, that           Strategy
                                                         quarterly, with feedback used to
include workshops on           development -      8                                               10       SPT         1A
                                                             shape events and drive
financial and charging             Ch 2
                                                                  improvements.
      procedures

                                                          Events organised. Feedback
  Organise bi-annual             Strategy
                                                        sought from user/ carer groups on
service user 'speak out'   2   development -      8                                               11       SPT         1A
                                                         services and evidence this has
         events                    Ch 2
                                                        had an impact on service delivery.
                                                       ToR reviewed and membership of
                                                       CB/ CSG completed, together with
 Review governance
                                                       key partners and revisions formally
 structures (CB, CSG            Managing the
                                                          agreed in a Memorandum of                    SPT/ provider
 and provider fora) as     2   programme - Ch    10                                               3                    1A
                                                        Understanding and revised ToR.                    reps
   part of a Service                  5
                                                       Service Improvement Plan agreed,
  Improvement Plan.
                                                        following dialogue and guidance
                                                                from the ODPM.
  Move people with
     LD/MH out of
                                                                                                        SPT/ Bexley
 residential care into                                 Continued reduction in the number
                           3        LD            2                                               6        Joint       1A
   community living                                     of residential care placements.
                                                                                                       Commissioning
 arrangements where
      appropriate.




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   Develop floating
                                                       Increase in units or better range of
 support units for LD                                                                                   SPT/ Bexley
                                                           SP services (confirmed by
service users to match    3          LD           2                                               11       Joint       1A
                                                        feedback from user/ carer groups
    commissioner                                                                                       Commissioning
                                                            and LD commissioners)
  estimates of need.

Develop more closely                                    Confirmation and CSG that the
                                                                                                        SPT/ Bexley
  aligned budgets                                      most appropriate funding stream is
                          3         MH            10                                              4        Joint       1A
(PCT/SP/ SSD) in SP                                    paying for each health, social care
                                                                                                       Commissioning
      services.                                                 and SP activity.

    Continued active
participation in SELRIG
                              Cross authority -          Attendance and specific joining
and sharing of policies   1                       3                                               7    SPT/ SELRIG     1A
                                   Ch 3.                       policies developed.
 to maximise common
        systems

Coordinate any capital                                 All capital projects proposed within
development proposals                                       SP considered by the EDT.                    SPT/ CSG/
within SP services with          Strategic              Capital processes and resources                   Provider
                                                  1                                               3                    1A
      the Housing             Relevance Ch 4            communicated to CSG via EDT                     contacts and
   Departments EDT                                        reps linked to capital planning                   reps
        process                                                        cycles.

  Implement the SP             Managing the                                                            SPT/ provider
                                                         Used within SP service reviews
    Grant eligibility     5   programme - Ch      10                                              11   contacts and    1A
                                                          and to reconfigure services.
    questionnaire                    5                                                                     reps




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                                                          Review completed and resources
                                                               agreed by CSG/ CB and
  Review the staffing
                                   Strategy                  committed to the programme
 resources needed to
                                 development -      2     based on an assessment of tasks,          5      SPT      1A
    implement the
                                     Ch 2                   capacity and risk. Benchmark
     programme
                                                            exercise carried out with other
                                                                   local authorities

Implement and monitor            Managing the
                                                            Risk plan in place and actively
 a risk log building on     5   programme - Ch      5                                               11   SPT/ CSG   1A
                                                               monitored by CSG/ CB.
  the ODPM's model                     5

                                                          Assessment carried out together
    To carry out an
                                                             with SELRIG and the ALG.
   assessment of the
                                Cross authority -         Number of type of cross authority
extent of cross authority                           3                                               3    SPT/ CSG   1
                                     Ch 3.                SP services established, together
services in Bexley using
                                                            with CSG input, particularly
       the 4 tests.
                                                                      NOMS.

                                                            Workshop taken place with full
                                                               involvement of key BME
                                   Strategy                organisations and stakeholders.
    Arrange a BME
                                 development -      1      Positive feedback received from          4    SPT/ CRE   1
       workshop
                                     Ch 2                  attendees leading to an agreed
                                                          action plan to improve access and
                                                             appropriateness of services.




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Collect feedback from                                 Feedback collected, analysed and
providers to establish                                  a joint way forward agreed b/n
                               Strategy
   fair and equitable                                 CSG and provider reps. Linked to              SPT/ provider
                             development -      9                                               4                   1
    representation,                                   needs of providers e.g. training or              reps
                                 Ch 2
 feedback processes                                    awareness and feedback loops
  with the SP team.                                             with the SP team

                               Strategy
 Set up a BME sub-                                    BME group established that fully
                         3   development -      1                                               3    SPT/ CRE       1
 group of the CSG                                         participates in CSG.
                                 Ch 2
                                                       Workshop taken place with full
                                                      involvement of key stakeholders
                                                        organisations and providers.
Arrange a contingency         Managing the            Positive feedback received from
or emergency planning        programme - Ch     1      attendees leading to an agreed           4       SPT         1
      workshop                      5                action plan to develop approaches
                                                     to contingency planning and build
                                                       on good practice guidance e.g.
                                                                from ODPM.

                                                         Workshop taken place with full
                                                       involvement of key organisations
                                                          and stakeholders. Positive
                              Managing the
 Arrange a support                                    feedback received from attendees
                             programme - Ch    10                                               4       SPT         1
 planning workshop                                   leading to an agreed action plan to
                                    5
                                                      improve support planning building
                                                        on good practice guidance e.g.
                                                                 from ODPM.




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                                                        Carers needs clearly identified and
                                                            ongoing participation in SP
 Establish formal links            Strategy                                                              SPT/ Carers
                                                          programme ensured. Focus of
     with carers             3   development -     8                                               3    United (Focus   1
                                                        services discussed and agreed to
    organisations                    Ch 2                                                                    Grp)
                                                         effectively support both the carer
                                                          and the person being cared for.

  Assess the need for
 Extra Care Sheltered
     housing with                                        Needs clarified together with key              SPT/ Bexley
                             3        OP           2                                               4                    1
stakeholders, including                                           stakeholders.                          Care Trust
those OP with complex
        needs

 Carry out a sheltered
 housing review that is
                                                          Review completed that provides
 closely linked into the
                                                          an agreed framework (with CSG                 SPT/ Bexley
  operation of both the      3        OP           2                                               22                   1
                                                          members) to reconfigure OP SP                  Care Trust
 HIA (staying put) and
                                                                     services.
 the Community Alarm
     scheme (Bell)

   Survey sheltered
housing to find out if the
                                                          List of sheltered housing blocks
buildings are viewed to
                                                             which are better used for a                SPT/ Bexley
 be unsuitable for OP,       3        OP           2                                               5                    1
                                                         different service user group in the             Care Trust
  but could meet the
                                                                     longer term.
   needs of another
  service user group.




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Look at the provision of
options for OP who are
                                                          Clear policy on how SP services
 asset rich (particularly   3        OP            2                                               4    SPT/ Housing      1
                                                           can meet better meet needs.
 owner occupiers), but
who may need support.

Follow up action points          Managing the
                                                         Sign off by SP team and internal                 SPT/ Bexley
from the internal audit     5   programme - Ch    10                                               11                     1
                                                        audit following completion of tasks.             Internal audit
 of the SP programme                   5

  Assess signposting                                       Agreed improved signposting
                                                                                                         SPT/ Bexley
   processes into SP              Strategy                processes, following discussion
                                                                                                           advice
      services and          1   development -      3        with key referral and advice           4                      1
                                                                                                        agencies/ user
information on the local            Ch 2                   agencies. Production of a SP
                                                                                                           groups
         sector                                                  service directory.

 Review the approach
                                                                                                        SPT/ SSD adult
    and contracting                                         New SLA put in place with
                            3        MH            2                                               3      placement       1
arrangements for Adult                                    colleagues in SSD/ Care Trust.
                                                                                                             team
 Placement schemes

                                                                                                         SPT/ Bexley
  Develop the Foyer                                         Scheme developed and fully
                            3      YP/ TP          2                                               6    Foyer Steering    1
       service                                               occupied by end of 2005
                                                                                                           Group

  Explore innovative
  ways of providing                                      Options fully explored with NOMS
                            3     Offenders        1                                               4     SPT/ NOMS        1
housing and support to                                         and local providers.
      offenders




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   Finalise the steady                                    Steady state contract agreed,
    state contracting                                        which also allows single
                                Managing the                                                            SPT/ provider
arrangements, including                                 contracting arrangements where
                           5   programme - Ch     4                                               11    contacts and      1
    linking to Bexley                                   other funding streams are paying
                                      5                                                                     reps
    Councils existing                                  for activities within one service e.g.
    standing orders.                                               for social care.


  Prepare a SP Annual
  Efficiency Statement          Managing the
                                                                                                          SPT/ Bex
    (AES) as part of       5   programme - Ch     5              Plan completed.                  5                       1
                                                                                                        Finance/ CSG
corporate requirements                5
 to achieve efficiencies


                                                                                                        SPT/ Bex legal/
                                Managing the            New SP steady state contracts let
  Tender services -                                                                                        Provider
                               programme - Ch    10      and no negative feedback from            6                       1
 young people (foyer)                                                                                    contacts and
                                      5                     providers/ stakeholders.
                                                                                                             reps

                                Managing the             Reviews completed and reports                    SPT/ CSG/
  Complete existing
                               programme - Ch    10      agreed by CSG/ CB and action             550      Provider       1
  review programme
                                      5                   plans agreed with providers.                     contacts

  Ensure the review of
   the HIA service in                                     SP review completed with full
   March 2005 is fully                                        involvement of SSD PD
                                    OP            4                                               2           1           1
linked to the operation                                   colleagues responsible for the
 of the new integrated                                     integrated equipment store.
    equipment store.




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Work with colleagues in
                                                             Agreed action plan between SP
  NOMS/ Probation to
                                                            team and NOMS linked to issues
 establish specific links
                                     Offenders        2     and PIs e.g. SPM5 links to settled        3   SPT/ NOMS       1
between SP and targets
                                                              accommodation. Approved by
 in the London NOMS
                                                                          CSG.
     Business Plan


 Wide dissemination of                                      Strategy disseminated, including
                           Strategy   Strategy
the strategy - Executive                                     links to full strategy on web-site
                         developmen development -     5                                               2       SPT         1
summary, web site and                                       and BME/ faith group languages
                           t - Ch 2     Ch 2
  to BME/ faith groups                                      included in Executive Summary.


  Develop contract                                          Outcomes agreed with BME sub-
                                     Strategy
   outcomes to be                                           group and provides and actually                SPT/ CRE/
                            3      development -      1                                               4                   2
monitored, that highlight                                    used as part of service review                 Providers
                                       Ch 2
BME issues sensitively                                         process to assess quality.


Review policy that aims
                                     Strategy                Policy discussed and reviewed                SPT/ provider
to reduce the number of
                            3      development -     10      and any revisions agreed with            4   contacts and    2
 providers to 2 or 3 for
                                       Ch 2                     providers and CSG/ CB.                        reps
each service user group




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 Review the allocation
    and assessment                                       Clear procedures agreed both
mechanisms for OP SP                                    locally and with the South East
services, particularly for   3     OP            2     cross-authority group that match          6   SPT/ Housing   2
those moving to Bexley                                   OP with the most appropriate
  from outside of the                                      vacancy in SP services. .
       Borough

Produce information for
   OP for a variety of                                    Information produced after
  needs e.g. who may         3     OP            2      consultation with user and BME           3       SPT        2
have sensory or whose                                               groups.
language is not English

                                                            List of issues agreed with                  SPT/
Identify any community
                             3     OP            2      Community Safety team and fed            4    Community     2
  safety issues for OP
                                                         into new service development.                  Safety

   Review hospital                                      Review carried out and revised               SPT/ Bexley
                             3     OP            2                                               4                  2
   discharge for OP                                   discharge procedures put in place.              Care Trust

    Investigate all
opportunities to dovetail                             Agreement on schemes where this
health, social care and                                is possible from CSG, following               SPT/ Bexley
                             3     OP            2                                               4                  2
  SP funding streams                                  assessment of eligibility test used             Care Trust
   within individual                                        during service reviews.
        services




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     Rationalise and
   coordinate referral
                                                          Revised procedure agreed with
arrangements to ensure                                                                                 SPT/ Housing/
                               Cross authority -          providers and Bexley Council,
 appropriate and timely    3                       7                                               6   SELRIG/ BCT/    2
                                    Ch 3.                     together with key CSG
    access (including                                                                                      SSD
                                                                  stakeholders.
   designated/ cross-
   authority schemes)


  Develop community
      support and
 resettlement services
                                                           Increased SP units in place to
for people with mental
                                                              meet the two key needs                    SPT/ Bexley
     health needs,         3         MH            2                                               6                   2
                                                         (challenging behaviour and move-                Care Trust
particularly challenging
                                                                        on).
    behaviour (e.g.
 Personality Disorder)
     and move-on.

 Link with psychiatric
   services to reduce
                                                            Agreed plan agreed with key
   repeat admissions                                                                                    SPT/ Bexley
                           3         MH            1     stakeholders to reduce psychiatric        3                   2
situations and improve                                                                                   Care Trust
                                                                   admissions.
   hospital discharge
      procedures




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   Review range of
                                                   Review completed with action
     provision and
                                                  points for SP and Care Trust and              SPT/ Bexley
    commissioning       3     MH            2                                               3                  2
                                                     areas identified for service                Care Trust
arrangements with the
                                                             development
      Care Trust

Develop services for                               Need confirmed via CSG a new
                                                                                                SPT/ Bexley
mentally disordered     3     MH            2      deliverable service planned as a         6                  2
                                                                                                 Care Trust
     offenders                                               consequence

Develop services for                               Need confirmed via CSG a new
                                                                                                SPT/ Bexley
 those with a dual      3     MH            2      deliverable service planned as a         6                  2
                                                                                                 Care Trust
    diagnosis                                                consequence
Reduce the number of
   out of borough                                Continued reduction in the number              SPT/ Bexley
                        3     MH            2                                               6                  2
    placements in                                 of residential care placements.                Care Trust
   residential care
 Develop additional
                                                 Scheme developed, once need for                  SPT/ Care
 supported lodgings     3   YP/ TP          2                                               4                  2
                                                         AP confirmed.                          leavers team
    placements

  Develop teenage
     pregnancy
                                                   Need confirmed via CSG a new                 SPT/ Teenage
  accommodation
                        3   YP/ TP          2      deliverable service planned as a         6    pregnancy     2
  scheme. Explore
                                                            consequence.                         coordinator
partnership work with
      Bromley.




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                                                        Agreement on specific sheltered
 Explore possibility of
                                                        blocks to be investigated for use            SPT/ provider
 using any sheltered         3    YP/ TP         2                                               6                   2
                                                       by YP/TP (once sheltered housing                contacts
   housing blocks
                                                              review completed).

  Investigate need and
type of service required
   for the homeless in
 Bexley (demand for a                                    Agreement achieved with key                    SPT/
                             3   Homeless        6                                               4                   2
generic floating support                                     stakeholders/ CSG.                      housing/YOT
 service (with specialist
    skills e.g. mental
         health)?)

Work with SELRIG and
the ALG to ensure any
  rough sleepers and/                                    Extent of need and protocols
 offenders from Bexley                                agreed with SELRIG, the ALG and
                             3   Homeless        6                                               4   SPT/ SELRIG     2
    are housed and                                    key stakeholders. Link to operation
  supported, including                                         of ISSP service.
facilitating return to the
         Borough.




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     Investigate the
    expansion of the
                                                        Expansion investigated with key
    existing Housing
                                                        stakeholders and homelessness
     Support Team                                                                                    SPT/ housing/
                                 Homeless        6      department. Action plan agreed           4                   2
  (following accurate                                                                                   CSG
                                                          via CSG if decision made to
needs information from
                                                            continue expand service.
homelessness task in yr
            1)

   Develop a tenancy
 sustainment service to
                                                       Service developed that links with
focus on general needs                                                                                SPT/ AOP
                             3   Homeless        6    existing AOP tenancy sustainment           4                   2
 tenants, ASB and high                                                                                  team
                                                                   service.
needs areas/ estates in
         Bexley

  Develop a floating                                    Need confirmed via CSG a new
  support service in         3   Offenders       2      deliverable service planned as a         6   SPT/ NOMS       2
partnership with NOMS                                            consequence.
  Clarify local needs
 based on both NOMS          3   Offenders       2        Needs information updated.             6   SPT/ NOMS       2
data and that from DIP.

 Work with SELRIG to
                                                          Discussed and agreed with
explore the possibility of
                                                        SELRIG and NOMS, with action
    moving existing          3   Offenders       2                                               4   SPT/ SELRIG     2
                                                        plan to achieve moving service
 offenders SP service
                                                                back to Bexley.
   back into Bexley.




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                                                          Information collected on needs
Investigate the extent
                                                             from OP providers and key
 and type of needs of             Substance
                            3                      2        commissioners. Action plan             4     SPT/ DAT      2
OP who abuse alcohol               misuse
                                                          develop to meet needs and fed
   and medication.
                                                         into review of sheltered housing.

  Reconfigure existing
 Phys Dis and Sensory
Impairment SP funds to                                                                                  SPT/ Bexley
                            3        PD            2      Service delivered in day centre.         6                   2
  provide an outreach                                                                                    Care Trust
 service in the new PD
       day centre.

Establish the need for
  specific services,                                     Needs confirmed and resources
     particularly                 Refugees/              established to develop a service,              SPT/ CRE/
                            3                      2                                               6                   2
  resettlement, with            Asylum seekers             together with an action plan                BME providers
   Bexley CRE and                                                 agreed at CSG.
      providers

     Detail any cost                                       Extent of the issues and costs
 implications linked to           Refugees/               confirmed through stakeholders.
                            3                      2                                               4    SPT/ CRE       2
eligibility to receive SP       Asylum seekers             Actions agreed to address any
           funds                                                subsequent issues.

Develop a resettlement
                                                           Establish needs and type of                    SPT/
  support service for
                            3        DV            2    service together with key providers        6   Community       2
people moving on after
                                                               and advice agencies.                    Safety/ BWA
   a stay in a refuge




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  Establish the type of
                                                         Establish needs and type of
    support for BME                                                                                    SPT/
                                                        service together with BME sub
   women and link to        3      DV            2                                               4   Community     2
                                                       group of CSG, key providers and
 physical layout of any                                                                                Safety
                                                               advice agencies.
 local refuge provision.

                                                       Needs and issues confirmed with
  Establish anticipated
                                                         key stakeholders and users.
needs and issues linked                                                                                 SPT/
                                                        Particular focus on assessing
 to women, men fleeing      3      DV            2                                               4   Community     2
                                                        needs linked to mental health,
 domestic violence and                                                                               Safety/ BWA
                                                         drug and alcohol and single
      sex workers.
                                                                    women.

   Establish needs of                                                                                SPT/ Bexley
                                 Travelling            Needs and issues confirmed with
travellers, as there is a   3                    1                                               6   Care Trust/   2
                                Community                key stakeholders and users.
gap in local knowledge.                                                                               SELRIG

  Work in partnership
     with SELRIG
 (particularly Bromley           Travelling             SELRIG liaison takes place and
                            3                    1                                               6   SPT/ SELRIG   2
  and Greenwich) to             Community                    service developed.
 develop a needs led
        service.

Establish whether there                                Need for a service discussed and
                                                                                                     SPT/ Bexley
 is a need to develop a     3   HIV/ Aids        2     agreed position finalised with key        6                 2
                                                                                                      Care Trust
specific HIV SP service                                   stakeholders and the CSG.




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 Establish formal links
between Sexual Health
                                                          Training programme or briefing
     workers and SP                                                                                     SPT/ Bexley
                           3      HIV/ Aids        2      note in place and publicised to          3                   2
  providers/ Team to                                                                                     Care Trust
                                                                     providers.
deliver a prevention and
   education agenda.

 Implement the agreed
                               Cross authority -           Protocol in place and actively
  information sharing      3                       5                                               4    SPT/ SELRIG    2
                                    Ch 3.                              used.
        protocol

Discuss the potential to                                  Discussions taken place within
request additional funds       Cross authority -          SELRIG and approach agreed.
                           3                       3                                               4    SPT/ SELRIG    2
from the ODPM to meet               Ch 3.               Impact of any ODPM grant cuts in
  sub-regional needs.                                        SELRIG area assessed.


      Finalise the
                                                                                                         SPT/ CSG/
 Commissioning Matrix
                                  Strategic              Pilot completed and its operation                Provider
approach (PIs) and pilot   4                       4                                               11                  2
                               Relevance Ch 4              discussed with CSG and CB.                   contacts and
  with CSG and small
                                                                                                            reps
   group of providers




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                                                             Review completed and its
       Review the                                       operation discussed with CSG and
 Commissioning Matrix                                          CB. Linked back to full
  approach (PIs) with                                      assessment of any change in
                                                                                                          SPT/ CSG/
CSG and small group of                                   pattern of services and access to
                                   Strategic                                                               Provider
providers. Assess gaps                             4      HRS by all service user groups,          11                     2
                                Relevance Ch 4                                                           contacts and
   in range of service                                  particularly those where gaps have
                                                                                                             reps
      provided and                                       been identified in chapter 3. E.g.
 opportunities to build                                    travellers and the homeless.
    market capacity.                                     Consideration of market capacity
                                                                strategy completed.

                                 Managing the
 Review the SP Grant                                      Used within SP service reviews
                                programme - Ch    10                                               11                     2
eligibility questionnaire                                  and to reconfigure services.
                                       5

                                                                                                          SPT/ Bex
Review the operation of                                     Review completed and any
                                 Managing the                                                              Finance/
 Bexley's SP charging                                      revised policy or contingency
                            5   programme - Ch    10                                               6       Provider       2
  policy together with                                     actions agreed with CSG and
                                       5                                                                 contacts and
  SSD and providers.                                                 provides.
                                                                                                             reps

                                                                                                        SPT/ Bex legal/
  Tender services -              Managing the            New SP steady state contracts let
                                                                                                           Provider
substance misuse and            programme - Ch    10      and no negative feedback from            17                     2
                                                                                                         contacts and
    mental health                      5                     providers/ stakeholders.
                                                                                                             reps




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Investigate the need for
                                                       Assessment of need carried out,
 a prison resettlement
                                                        approved by CSG and agreed
  service, linking with         Offenders        1                                               6   SPT/ NOMS   2
                                                       deliverable action plan in place if
    both NOMS and
                                                               service required.
        SELRIG

                                                          Assessment of full range of
                                                      activities that can be funded as an
                                                          excellent LA identified and
Identify issues and risks      Managing the
                                                       agreement reached by CSG/ CB
in using flexibilities as a   programme - Ch     2                                               5     SPT       2
                                                       on what should be funded. Risks
    3 * CPA authority                5
                                                      assessed and quantified relating to
                                                        implications of losing 3 * status
                                                      and subsequent loss of freedoms.



   Revisit and update
   needs information
    together with key
    stakeholders and
                                                       Needs updated, appropriateness
  assess the need for
                                                       of HRS assessed, discussed and
    HRS. Specifically              DV            4                                               3               2
                                                       agreed via CSG/ CB. Full liaison
        consider
                                                        with SELRIG and DV providers.
the need for FS service
  to support homeless
 households escaping
   DV and living in TA




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                                                      Publicity on SP and services
 Signposting and wide
                                                     distributed to all households in
    ranging publicity
                                                      Bexley and via ‘Newshopper’
campaign is undertaken
                             Strategy              paper, GP, local newspapers (and
  to all households in
                           development -     5       free ones), Bexley magazine,            5                2
  Bexley and involving
                               Ch 2                  Housing Associations, Safety
 key organisations/ key
                                                      Zone (part of Annual Danson
  publications. Include
                                                     show) and Bexley Pensioners
   BME/ faith groups.
                                                                  forum.
  Work with 'Moving
Forward' (a YP service)
                                                     SP eligibility established and
   to consider if the
                              YP/ TP         4    funding options fully considered by        2       2        2
  service could more
                                                                  CSG.
appropriately funded via
         SPG.
Establish needs linked
                                                   Future needs identified together
to Teenage Pregnancy
                                                   with Teen Pregnancy coordinator
 and best response of         YP/ TP         4                                               3       2        2
                                                   and type of future developments
 SP services for future
                                                      agreed, together with CSG.
        needs.

                                                   Outcomes agreed with BME sub-
BME - consultation with                             group and provides and actually
VSPF, AOPMHSG and            Strategy                used as part of service review
                                                                                                 SPT/ CRE/
BVSC and development       development -     1     process to assess quality. Impact         4                2
                                                                                                  Providers
of structures to improve       Ch 2                  of percentage change in BME
   access to services.                                groups assessed in terms of
                                                          numbers of people.




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Establish progress on
Teenage Pregnancy                                      Needs established via CSG and
                                                                                                     SPT/ Teenage
  targets and best                                     agreed action plan to respond to
                                  YP/ TP         4                                               3    pregnancy        2
   response of SP                                          needs agreed with key
                                                                                                      coordinator
 services for future                                   stakeholders, followed by CSG.
        needs.

 Liaise with National
                                 Strategy               Joint working protocols agreed
Advocates Association,
                           2   development -     8       that assist with service user           2        SPT          3
when developing user
                                   Ch 2                          participation
     involvement


 Formally link with the
                                                       Views and data collected on hard
   Bexley Voluntary              Strategy
                                                       to reach groups. Any changes to                SPT/ Bex Vol
   Service Council to      3   development -     1                                               3                     3
                                                       existing range of groups identified           Service Council
identify 'hidden' groups           Ch 2
                                                             fed into strategy review.
or hard to reach groups




Expand Safelets (rent                                  Safelets expanded, together with
                                                                                                          SPT/
 deposit scheme), to                                   any other types of service needed
                           3    Homeless         6                                               4    housing/care     3
meet needs of single                                      by single homeless women
                                                                                                      leavers team
   young women                                          identified by key stakeholders.




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   Development of
weekend and night time                                   Needs confirmed and scope for
   support for those             Substance              services of this type fully explored
                           3                      2                                               4      SPT/ DAT        3
    recovering from               misuse                  with DAT/ CSG. Agreed way
  substance misuse                                            forward to meet needs.
      difficulties.

 Review the criteria for
   access to existing                                    Criteria discussed review and
                                 Substance
schemes that work with     3                      2     amended to satisfaction of CSG,           4      SPT/ DAT        3
                                  misuse
 people with substance                                        DAT and providers.
   misuse problems.

                                                         Feasibility of moving individuals
    Development of
                                                          back to Bexley discussed and
services that enable the
                                                       agreed with key stakeholders/ user               SPT/ Bexley
return of 10 -15 people    3        PD            2                                               6                      3
                                                         groups. Resources estimated.                    Care Trust
 who have been placed
                                                        Action plan agreed to develop SP
     out of borough
                                                                      services.

                                                                                                       SPT/ Bex legal/
                                Managing the            New SP steady state contracts let
Tender services - older                                                                                   Provider
                               programme - Ch    10      and no negative feedback from            22                     3
       people                                                                                           contacts and
                                      5                     providers/ stakeholders.
                                                                                                            reps

   Work with 'Moving
 Forward' to consider if
                                                         Options for future funding fully                SPT/ SSD/
 the service could more           YP/ TP          4                                               3                      3
                                                         assessed and agreed by CSG.                       YOT
appropriately funded via
          SPG.




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   Tender services -                                                                                     SPT/ Bex legal/
                                 Managing the             New SP steady state contracts let
generic floating support                                                                                    Provider
                                programme - Ch      2      and no negative feedback from            15                     4
  and smaller service                                                                                     contacts and
                                       5                      providers/ stakeholders.
     user groups                                                                                              reps
  Clarify local needs                                      Needs information updated and
 based on both NOMS         3      Offenders        4       used to plan floating support           5     SPT/ NOMS        4
data and that from DIP.                                         service (see above)

   Tender services -                                                                                     SPT/ Bex legal/
                                 Managing the             New SP steady state contracts let
generic floating support                                                                                    Provider
                                programme - Ch      10     and no negative feedback from            17                     4
  and smaller service                                                                                     contacts and
                                       5                      providers/ stakeholders.
     user groups                                                                                              reps


                                                                                                         SPT/ Bex legal/
                                 Managing the             New SP steady state contracts let
   Tender services -                                                                                        Provider
                                programme - Ch      10     and no negative feedback from            17                     5
   learning disability                                                                                    contacts and
                                       5                      providers/ stakeholders.
                                                                                                              reps


                                                          Assessment carried out together
    To carry out an
                                                             with SELRIG and the ALG.
   assessment of the
                                Cross authority -         Number of type of cross authority
extent of cross authority                           3                                               5      SPT/ CSG        1
                                     Ch 3.                SP services established, together
services in Bexley using
                                                            with CSG input, particularly
       the 4 tests.
                                                                      NOMS.




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