Saturday, 21 March 2009
Whatever that means?
I recently received an Agenda paper for a Council Committee Meeting that included the following paragraph. Can anyone help me understand it?
"In relation to (company name) and the provision of the learning disability respite service, the impact of the personalisation agenda and implementation of self directed funding has developed the scope and availability of services in the market place. The department is currently undertaking an extended consultation with carers and individuals who use the service. In the interim it has been agreed that the service provided by (company name) will continue until 31st March 2010 to enable a full tender process to be undertaken to establish a future buildings based respite service."
I think that means, "There is much more choice available. However, we are staying with the existing supplier for another twelve months until we decide what to do."
Of course the report is only to be "noted" by the committee I sit on since the decision has already been made by the Portfolio Holder. I'll have to make sure I give it a good "noting" for the future? Whatever that means?