Daytime Support Consultation

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the consultation on the creation of a new, flexible countywide system of daytime support. 

More than 1000 people participated, with responses from a wide range of people including people who use services, carers, providers, staff and voluntary and community groups. We are grateful for your contributions.  The Consultation Report and our Response are now available below.

The views shared during the consultation helped to shape and inform the final recommendations, available in the Cabinet paper.  Cabinet will consider these on 24th January.  Full papers will be available here

Key features of the daytime support proposals:  

As demand for social care grows and government funding reduces, we need to make sure that the core service for everyone with an eligible assessed need for adult social care is sustainable.  Our proposals for daytime support guarantee a core service for the most vulnerable, whilst supporting services provided by local communities. In our proposals there would be fewer council run buildings and we’d save money on transport, whilst providing flexible transport delivered by support staff.

There is already a thriving daytime support network in Oxfordshire provided by community groups – around three quarters of these groups receive no county council funding at all. The council values these services and through our support and advice wants to enable them to continue and grow.

  • We will support people to live well in the community through information and advice; council services such as our bookable transport service: the Comet; and voluntary and community sector support. This includes replacing our annual funding of 47 community-based daytime support services with advice and support to groups to help them become more self-sustaining, alongside grant funds they can bid for. We will continue to work with the Age UK provided Community Information Network.
  •  We will continue to fund at current levels, open access tailored support for more vulnerable people, free of charge, and available to everyone who could benefit. This will be delivered through the Dementia Support Service, which will continue to provide support to people with dementia and their families, and the Wellbeing and Employment Service, which will continue to provide support to people with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities.
  • We will continue to provide a core service for people with assessed eligible needs through personal budgets, giving people a choice between a range of voluntary sector, private sector and county council services. We will introduce a new council-provided flexible, countywide ‘Community Support Service’ to replace our current Health and Wellbeing Centres and Learning Disability Daytime Support services (22 building based services) for people with a wide range of needs for daytime support including older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and dementia.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    1 Nov 2016 at 09:00
  • Closed
    20 Dec 2016 at 09:00


Contact Name Daytime Support Team
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 01865 323410
Contact Postal Address County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Social care
Target Audience
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a physical disability
  • Councillors
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Staff
Geographical Area
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Oxford City
  • Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford
  • Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley
  • Goring and Henley
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Grove and Wantage
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney