Decision details

Extra Care Housing Strategy

Decision Maker: Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for a strategic approach to the development of housing with care accommodation options that support independence for older people and vulnerable adults.


RESOLVED that: -

(a)           the Extra Care Housing Strategy be approved; and

(b)           Cabinet authorise the Director of Commissioning working with the Urban Regeneration Company on the identification and development of suitable sites for extra care housing schemes.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Adults


Ensuring a diverse, vibrant, sustainable and quality market for Adult Social Care is a key duty for all local authorities under market shaping requirements of the Care Act 2014. This commissioning strategy supports meeting that duty in respect of extra care housing.

The development extra-care housing in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a necessary measure to deliver on the Council’s commitments to both promote greater independence and to reduce the numbers of people entering residential care. There are a variety of shapes that extra-care housing provision can take and BCP Council needs to ensure that it has a good range and span of schemes and options.

Report author: Phil Hornsby

Publication date: 03/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/09/2021

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