A Further Phase of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme: deciding the future of Morrell House Older Persons’ Home
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide Members with the results of the
consultation undertaken with the residents, relatives and staff of
Morrell House residential care home to explore the option to close
the home with current residents moving to alternative
accommodation, and for Members to make a decision about whether to
close Morrell House. The context for this decision is that the
Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme aims to meet
people’s changing needs for accommodation with care, and
in-particular the needs of those with dementia and the demographic
challenges faced by the city, through delivering additional Extra
Care accommodation and new, good quality, residential and nursing
Members will be asked to consider whether to close Morrell House residential care home and, if a decision is made to close it, require that residents’ moves to their new homes are carefully planned and managed in line with the Moving Homes Safely protocol. Should a decision to close be made, the report will also seek agreement for the future use of the site.
Resolved: (i) That the outcome of the consultation undertaken with residents, family, carers and staff of Morrell House to explore the option to close the home, with current residents moving to alternative accommodation, be received and noted.
(ii) That approval be given to close Morrell House residential care home, with the requirement that residents’ moves to their new homes are carefully planned and managed in line with the Moving Homes Safely protocol.
(iii) That it be noted that potential alternative uses of the Morrell House site will be examined in accordance with the Corporate Asset Strategy, with the site to be prioritised for the delivery of affordable / social housing via future reports on the programme for the council’s housing delivery programme.
Reason: In accordance with the aim of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme to address the needs of York’s ageing population by delivering improved care homes for the current andfuture generations, and taking into account the results of the consultation on the closure of Morrell House.
Report author: Roy Wallington
Publication date: 27/04/2018
Date of decision: 26/04/2018
Decided at meeting: 26/04/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 01/05/2018