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A Further Phase of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme: deciding the future of Morrell House Older Persons’ Home

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 care accommodation.

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/03/2018

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 26/04/18 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

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

Consultation process:

The Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme has been the subject of extensive consultation and engagement and is guided by a Stakeholder Group.

Individual consultation at a particular care home follows the Moving Homes Safely Protocol. Residents, relatives and staff have been fully engaged and, where needed, supported by independent advocated.

Residents, relatives and staff at Morrell House.

Making Representations: Background papers: Executive 19th July - Executive agreement to proceed with Older Peoples Accommodation Programme. 28th September 2017: Executive sanction to consult on the closure of the next older persons home.


Agenda items


  • A Further Phase of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme: deciding the future of Morrell House Older Persons’ Home  


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