We have an existing recognition agreement with trade unions with arrangements for existing full time officials and as required local union representatives to attend Joint Consultative Committees. Therefore the current Virgin Partnership Forum will cease within Devon County Council. Existing … Continue reading
Staff currently on NHS pension schemes should be able to retain their NHS pension (subject to NHS pensions final determination process). The process of application for NHS Pensions can take 3 months and we are escalating this due to the … Continue reading
We met with the Portage team early in the process and have remained in contact with the joint DCC/VCL/Alliance working groups to ensure a safe and smooth transfer. Any issues raised have been supported and the answers have been shared … Continue reading
While change can feel daunting and unsettling, this has the potential to be a huge professional and personal development opportunity – we don’t have a service blueprint and are committed to involving you in co-producing any system or service re-design. … Continue reading
We will be working closely with Virgin Care Limited to ensure a smooth and seamless transition, that the quality of the service is retained and that we build on the existing skills and expertise of the excellent workforce.
Members spent around 18 months carefully exploring options, convening two Scrutiny Committee Spotlight Reviews and taking evidence from a wide range of stakeholders. Intelligence was also gathered from other parts of the system, formally and informally, and Members discussed options … Continue reading
There will be no redundancies as a result of bringing the service in-house. Potential staff reductions associated with the budget reduction will be made in 2018 before the transfer of the service in April 2019
The service specification has been worked on with young people, their families, the Portage team and the wider community professionals involved. This has now been finalised ready for the transfer to DCC.
DCC is keen to maintain the structure of the service, maintain co-location with other community services and accessibility of inter-agency colleagues. DCC recognises that this is a specialist service that delivers good outcomes and want this to continue. The decision … Continue reading
Non-contractual policies will not transfer and the relevant Devon County Council policy will be used from the transfer date. The only exception may be where at transfer, an employee has started a process within an existing policy.