Issue details

Development of an Extra Care Housing Scheme in East Grinstead FIN16 19-20

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.   



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/06/2019

Decision due: December 2019 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Catherine Galvin, Assistant Director (Commissioning) Email: Tel: 033 022 24869.


Mid Sussex District Council.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel: 033 022 22551

Background3: Independence in Later Life


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