The Next Phase of the Older Persons' Accommodation Programme: Deciding the future of Grove House and Oakhaven Older Persons' Homes
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide to Members the
outcome of consultation undertaken with the residents, family,
carers and staff of Grove House and Oakhaven to explore the option
to close each home with current residents moving to alternative
Members are asked to make a decision regarding the future of each home.
Resolved: That the Executive agree to:
(i) Note that the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme aims to address the needs and aspirations of older people who need accommodation and care, both now and in the future, equipping York to meet their needs by delivering new Extra Care accommodation and good quality residential and nursing provision which meets modern day standards.
(ii) Receive the outcome of the consultation undertaken with residents, family, carers and staff of Grove House and Oakhaven to explore the option to close each home with current residents moving to alternative accommodation.
(iii) The closure of Grove House and Oakhaven residential care homes and require that residents’ moves to their new homes are carefully planned and managed in line with the Moving Homes Safely protocol.
(iv) The Grove House site being sold forthwith in order to generate a capital receipt to support the wider Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
(v) The procurement of a partner to develop the Oakhaven site as a new Extra Care facility for Acomb.
Reason: In order to increase the supply of good quality accommodation with care for independent living together with new residential and nursing home provision to address the changing needs and aspirations amongst York’s older population and ensuring that more can choose to live independently at home.
Report author: Roy Wallington
Publication date: 29/10/2015
Date of decision: 29/10/2015
Decided at meeting: 29/10/2015 - Executive
Effective from: 03/11/2015