Issue details

Remodelling of Cissbury Lodge Children's Home, Worthing

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


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Northbrook;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2020

Decision due: March 2020 by Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: AnnMarie Dodds, Acting Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead director: AnnMarie Dodds

Contact: Julian Skeates, Residential Service Lead Email:

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning, via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life


Background papers

  • Cabinet Member Decision CYP03(19/20)