As part of KiCA’s agenda to continue dialogue with the Local Authority over all matters we can announce 2 major areas of discussion currently running:
In response to the above 2 points KiCA would like to update their members on the outcomes.
1: A scheduled meeting on 22nd October at 5pm with KCC Commissioning Heads and Mr Graham Gibbons – which was also attended by major contracted providers and the National Care Association Chair went ahead. In the meeting the following points where discussed at length.
The meeting was attended by 4 members of the KiCA board Dan MacDowell, Kevin Parker, Tim Cheshire & Adam Hutchison. The cost calculations presented to members at our recent Members Forum were delivered in detail to the members of KCC highlighting the major issues surrounding a shortage in funding. Also many of the consequences which could occur if the funding crisis is not addressed to help support the increase in National Living Wage requirements.
KCC were in agreement that this is a serious problem. We were all informed by KCC that central government had got the message and we await the results of the government’s spending review.
This was a largely positive meeting which showed a united front from all parties on ensuring the spending review reflects the current situation although we await the response from the spending review on 25th November 2015 to update our membership.
2: A meeting was held with KCC Commissioning on the 28th October 2015 to discuss our KiCA Letter sent on behalf of members with regards to Wealth Depleters and Deferred Payments. Please see here if you wish to read the letter – the meeting was attended by Kevin Parker , Kevin Post and Adam Hutchison.
The meeting was held positively with many of the points answered in favour of the sector:
As these response are breif for the purpose of the news letter if you require further information or insight into both meetings please request a call back or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
All round both of the above meetings where positive and showed a much more collaborative approach at present which we encourage to continue.
KiCA Executive Board