Transfer of Somerset’s Learning Disability Service to a social enterprise

Two joint briefings by UNITE Somerset and ESSU on the transfer of Somerset County Council’s Learning Disability Provider Service (LDPS) to a social enterprise operated by Dimensions (UK) Limited. The first briefing (July 2016) made the case against transfer and recommended an improved in-house service. The second (March 2017) detailed the draconian changes to all terms and conditions for 1,150 staff together with service closures.