Issue details

Lowfield Green: learning disabilities accommodation and support

Purpose of Report: The project proposes to build specialist accommodation for 6 adults with a learning disability who have dementia and 6 adults who because of the aging process, are in accommodation which no longer meets their needs and would suit a more bespoke setting. In addition to the 12 units there will be up to 6 cluster flats on for first steps into independent living. The building of these units will enable a pathway through specialist supported accommodation for adults with a learning disability. There will be staff on site 24/7. The proposed site for this specialist accommodation is the Public Service Plot at Lowfield Green.

Executive will be asked to agree for the specialist accommodation to the procurement of a housing provider to build the accommodation and a support provider to deliver the care and support element.


This report has now been deferred until the 20 July 2021 meeting of the Executive to enable additional analysis of proposals to be undertaken across areas of the Council.


This paper has been withdrawn to explore further options in relation to exploring the opportunity for the Extra Care independent living scheme proposed at Lowfield Green together with this project to enable the final plots on the site to be considered in parallel with a view to shortening the time to completion of the projects.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Withdrawn

Wards affected: Westfield Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/05/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Please note that the covering report for this item of business will be available for public inspection and there will be public discussion of the business at the meeting. It is only if there is likely to be a need to discuss the details of the commercially sensitive information that the meeting will move into private session.

Decision due: 20/07/21 by Executive
Reason: This item has now been withdrawn please open the item for further details.

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Corporate Director of People

Department: Directorate of People

Contact: Katie Brown, Contracts Manager - Commissioning & Contracts Email: Email:

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes



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