Decision details

Remodelling of Cissbury Lodge Children's Home, Worthing (OKD42 19/20)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The children’s in-house residential service is made up of six homes, of which three, including Cissbury Lodge, are currently closed and awaiting refurbishment whilst feasibility studies and design work have been undertaken.


A strategy for the in-house  residential service was approved by the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in October 2019 (decision reference CYP03(19/20)).  This included a proposal to re-open Cissbury Lodge with a revised delivery model.


In order to implement this proposal Cissbury Lodge will be remodelled, ensuring the most efficient use of the existing footprint of the home whilst maximising the potential service offering of the site. A design has been developed from which the following services for children with disabilities will be delivered;


·       An enhanced short breaks service incorporating 4 beds,

·       A residential service incorporating 6 beds, and

·       An outreach function offering further support to children and families in the home or community



The Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning has approved the commencement of a procurement process to appoint a contractor to undertake the remodelling of Cissbury Lodge.

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Publication date: 25/03/2020

Date of decision: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 06/04/2020

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