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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Catherine Galvin, Head of Transformation and Commissioning Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 24869.
Mid Sussex District Council.
Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel: 033 022 22551
Background3: Independence in Later Life