Consultation on the transport needs of vulnerable adults
A consultation is launched has been launched to assess the assisted transport needs of vulnerable adults in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire County Council has drafted a policy for providing adult social care transport to help assessors decide whether transport can be provided as part of a care package.
The policy also outlines how resources are allocated, to ensure access to services is equal and fair.
But officers need to know how transport services in Cambridgeshire are helping vulnerable adults maintain a healthy, independent life. They want to find out what works well and what, if anything, is missing.
The County Council has a legal duty to provide travel or assistance with travel arrangements for chronically sick or disabled people.
The questionnaire asks people how they usually travel – their mode of travel and the reasons for their journeys. It also invites residents to indicate if they would be willing to pay for or contribute towards transport costs.
The consultation runs for three months until 7 March 2015. A report detailing the outcome of the consultation will be discussed at the Council’s Adults Committee on 26 May 2015, with the intention of implementing the policy on 1 June.
The questionnaire can be found on the County Council’s website here: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/cons_details.aspx?ref=240