Issue - decisions

Older Person's Accommodation Programme

29/10/2015 - The Next Phase of the Older Persons' Accommodation Programme: Deciding the future of Grove House and Oakhaven Older Persons' Homes

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.



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