Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Enabling residents to remain independent in later life is one of the key objectives of the West Sussex Plan. To this end, the Council has indicated a willingness to invest in social care infrastructure projects which help to make this possible.
Extra care housing has been identified as a particularly effective means of enabling people with care needs to remain independent, living in purpose-built homes within a residential setting with some communal amenities and an on-site care service. The proposal being put forward is to support the development of new extra care housing scheme comprising 48 flats on the site of a former supported housing scheme in East Grinstead.
The site is owned by Eldon Housing Association which has obtained planning permission and a commitment to grant funding from Homes England, however additional funding from WSCC will also be required if the scheme is to proceed.
The Cabinet Member for Finance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, has approved a capital contribution of £0.96m to Eldon Housing Association to provide a scheme comprising of 48 units of extra care housing at the Lingfield Lodge site in East Grinstead.
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Date of decision: 02/01/2020
Effective from: 14/01/2020