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Issue details

Investment at Lincoln Court to create a Sheltered Housing Plus Facility

Purpose of Report: The report to Executive will present the outcome of an investment review and demonstrate that investment in the long term future of Lincoln Court will allow us to set out a new model for Sheltered Housing in York, called Sheltered Housing Plus. It will ask that investment be made at Lincoln Court to create a Sheltered Housing Plus facility as part of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.

Members are asked to agree that investment should be made at Lincoln Court to create a Sheltered Housing Plus facility, approve that investment and recommend to Council that it be added to the Capital Programme in order to deliver new apartments, enhanced communal facilitates and a new boiler for Lincoln Court in order to help to meet the need for additional older persons’ accommodation in York

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Westfield Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2018

Decision due: 15/03/18 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Lead director: Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Department: Directorate of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Contact: Roy Wallington 01904 552822 Email: roy.wallington@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Tenants at Lincoln Court have already been engaged in a discussion about the proposals so that their views and needs are able to influence the proposal. Further engagement with tenants and local residents will be used to shape the design of the new-look Lincoln Court prior to the submission of a planning application.

The users of the current community facilities will also be engaged in shaping the re-design and the development of the new facilities and services.

A planning application will be submitted and this will be the subject of formal planning consultation and scrutiny.

The Older Persons;’ Accommodation Programme is guided by a Stakeholder Group which includes third sector organisations and representatives of older people who live in the city.

Community facility users.

Making Representations: Background documents Executive on 7th December 2017 agreed to close Windsor House older persons’ home. They made that decision in the knowledge that the closure of Windsor House would prompt the need to re-locate the boiler for Lincoln Court Sheltered Housing (which is next door) and address other overdue works at Lincoln Court, triggering an investment review for this building including potential re-modelling to ensure its longer term future supporting independent living for older people in this area The proposals for Lincoln Court should be seen in the context of the overall Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme which was agreed by Executive on 30th July 2015


Agenda items


  • Investment at Lincoln Court to create a Sheltered Housing Plus facility  


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