Decision details

Consultation update on the proposed decommissioning and closure of four homes within the Gloucestershire Care Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

a) Orchard House, Bishops Cleeve, Tewkesbury
b) Westbury Court, Westbury, Forest of Dean
c) Bohanam House, Gloucester
d) The Elms, Stonehouse Stroud



The purpose of the report is to provide an analysis of the recent consultation exercise undertaken on the decommissioning of four care homes within the Gloucestershire Care Partnership Contract.
The impact of decommissioning in relation to:
• Residents and relatives of residents
• Staff
• Wider Community
• The sustainability of the Independent Health & Social Care Market.
To seek approval for the recommendations associated with that analysis

Decision:

Cllr Carole Allaway Martin provided an analysis of the consultation exercise of suggested actions to influence and aid the sustainability of the Independent health and social Care Market in light of the initial and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and sought approval for the recommendations associated with that analysis

 

Having considered all of the information, cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

1.    Review the analysis of feedback received during the consultation on the proposed decommissioning and closure of four homes built in the 1970’s managed by the Gloucestershire Care Partnership (GCP)

 

2.    Agree to the closure of the following care homes currently operating under the GCP contract

 

·         Bohanam House, Gloucester

·         Orchard House, Bishops Cleeve, Tewkesbury

·         The Elms, Stonehouse Stroud

·         Westbury Court, Westbury, Forest of Dean

 

3.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adults Social Care Commissioning to

 

a. initiate such steps as are necessary to decommission those homes.

 

b. support the residents of those homes to move to alternative placements, as necessary.

 

c. develop the business case for redeveloping the Elms site in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire for a new care facility”

 

d. develop the business case for redeveloping the GIS site at Cinderford for a new care facility post 2025

 

e. work with the Assistant Director of Asset Management & Property Services to identify alternative sites within the Gloucestershire County Council portfolio that may be suitable for development/redevelopment as a sustainable care facility

 

Report author: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Publication date: 22/06/2022

Date of decision: 22/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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