Decision details

Residential based in-house services - Marjorie Cobby House, Selsey (CAB07_21/22)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In 2018 the ‘Choices for the Future’ transformation programme for inhouse services was approved by the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health. Within the programme there was a commitment to review the in-house residential services.


Marjorie Cobby House in Selsey is an in house residential resource centre, providing Discharge to Assess with Reablement beds and interim beds primarily for people coming out of hospital and in particular St Richards hospital in Chichester.


The demand for residential Discharge to Assess beds has been and is likely to further be impacted by the increase of capacity to support people on a ‘Home First’ pathway, the commissioning of alternative models of care during the pandemic and the increase in provision of the Community Reablement Service.  Supporting people in their own home and maximising opportunities for independence remains the priority as outlined in the Adult Social Care vision and strategy.


Proposed Savings were presented to the Health and Adults Social Care Scrutiny Committee on the 13th January 2021 and then at Cabinet on the 22nd January 2021, which included £640k in savings related to in house services and identifying in particular Marjorie Cobby House.  At the scrutiny committee it was identified that this will involve a consultation and an Equalities Impact Assessment which will be presented back to Cabinet once completed.  Following this, Cabinet will be asked to take a decision on the future of Marjorie Cobby and the provision of residential based in-house services at this setting.



Following consideration of the report, Cabinet resolved:

1.          The end of the provision of in-house residential services for adults in Marjorie Cobby House, 38 St Peter’s Crescent, Selsey, PO20 0NA and all the buildings on site including 38a and 38b St Peter’s Crescent. This will include closure of the building, declaration that the buildings are surplus to operational requirements as per the plan set out in Appendix C and for the return of the buildings to the Council’s Property and Assets service to manage or dispose of.


2.          The arrangements for future provision of short-term residential care services in the Chichester and Bognor Regis area as set out in paragraph 2.


3.          To delegate the implementation of recommendation (1) to the Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS) in light of the potential short term use of the building as outlined in paragraph 1.10 of the report.

The call-in deadline is 25 November 2021.


Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/11/2021

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