Issue details

Development of an Extra Care Housing Scheme in East Grinstead

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 Adults and Health will be asked to approve the provision of approximately £0.96m from the Council’s Capital Programme to Eldon Housing Association to support the development of this scheme, following the implementation of a business case and necessary approval arrangements to ensure that the required capital resources are available.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

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

Decision due: November 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Mrs Amanda Jupp

Contact: Sarah L Leppard, Senior Contracts Officer, People Services Email: Tel: 0330 022 23774.


Mid Sussex District Council.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: Independence in Later Life

Background papers

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