Issue - decisions
The Next Phase of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme: deciding the future of the third Older Persons’ Home to be considered for closure.
24/11/2016 - The Next Phase of the Older Persons' Accommodation Programme: Deciding the future of Willow House Older Persons' Home
Resolved: That the Executive agree to:
(i) Note that the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme aimed to address the needs and aspirations of older people who required 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 met modern day standards.
(ii) Note the outcome of the consultation undertaken with residents, family, carers and staff of Willow House to explore the option to close the home with current residents moving to alternative accommodation.
(iii) Close Willow House residential care home and, require that residents’ moves to their new homes were carefully planned and managed in line with the Moving Homes Safely protocol.
(iv) Sell the Willow House site and adjacent land, in total 3,092 m2, in order to generate a capital receipt to support the wider Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
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 could choose to live independently at home.