Decision details

Introduction of Respite Care Policy for Adults FEB15/CMDN/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member approved the introduction of a respite policy for adults who are eligible for social care services; to take effect from the date of decision.


Reasons for the decision:

The respite policy sets out Peterborough’s approach to respite care provision and how it can help in meeting the needs of both carers and cared-for, and aims to provide appropriate guideline respite allocation amounts on a fair, transparent and equitable basis across all client groups, and within a considered framework. The policy also reaffirms Peterborough’s commitment to delivering personalised care by promoting and facilitating service users’ choice and control in line with Government direction and the new requirements of the Care Act 2014.


Alternative options considered:

The option of continuing with current practice was considered and rejected as this would prolong the potential for inconsistency of approach in the allocation of respite, and the benefits associated with the introduction of the policy in terms of increased personalisation of the Council’s care offer, and cost savings would not be realised.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Respite policy 2014

Equality Impact Assessment - Respite Policy 2014


Publication date: 24/02/2015

Date of decision: 24/02/2015

Effective from: 28/02/2015

Accompanying Documents: