Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster have reluctantly agreed on 27 March 2017 to serve notice on Hammersmith & Fulham of their intention to withdraw from service sharing arrangements in the areas of Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Public Health.
In response to the recent announcement Angela Spence, CEO of Kensington and Chelsea Social Council states:
'I am sure my voluntary sector colleagues in both Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster will agree that the announcement initially caused some concern as to what the impact may be on the voluntary sector, we will need to wait and see how the future develops. Across the three boroughs One Westminster, Sobus and KCSC has always sought to collaborate where possible and this I am sure will continue inspite of the recent announcement'.
The move follows the gradual emergence of a Hammersmith & Fulham plan to set up an in-house ‘people’s’ department that, once established, would take over and deliver these key services to Hammersmith & Fulham residents alone.
See the full press release from the Royal Borough here.