Issue details

Wylie Court / Regis gate, Nominations Agreement (Amicus Horizon)

The subject of the proposed decision is referred to in the FSC Strategic Commissioning Business Plan The decision is needed to enable the targeted provision of extra care housing as a replacement to residential care, for some, in the district. It also meets the aim of FSC being a commissioning authority as set out in Bold Steps for Kent. It directly supports 3 of the Bold Steps for Kent:

·         Support the transformation of health and social care in Kent.

·         Support new housing growth that is affordable, sustainable and with the appropriate infrastructure.

·         Improve services for the most vulnerable people in Kent.


Financial Implications: There are no direct financial implications to the nomination agreement, however exercising nomination rights will make sure that the accommodation with care is targeted to the most appropriate clients that will benefit from the care service commissioned.


Legal Implications: In order for Legal and Democratic Services to finalise the nominations agreement and associated legal documentation, the Cabinet Member decision is required.


Equality Implications: None

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/03/2014

Decision due: Not before 3rd Mar 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Reason: in order that the statutory requirements relating to the publication of decisions can be fulfilled

To seek agreement to delegate authority to the Director of Older People and People with a Physical Disability to sign the nominations agreement to an extra care scheme, subject to her being satisfied as to the detailed terms and conditions.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health

Lead director: Mark Lobban

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Christy Holden, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Children and Young People’s Services 0300 333 5503.


This decision relates to the earlier decision, 13/00074 about the closure of Double Day Lodge which was subject to public consultation and was discussed and endorsed in the Social Care & Public Health Cabinet Committee, on the 16 January 2014.


A full Equality Impact Assessment has been undertaken on the proposals which confirms that they can be implemented in a way that adequately takes account of the individual needs of existing residents and of other service users.

Consultation was previously undertaken through the Older Persons Modernisation Programme which related to the closure of six in-house care homes, and proposed changes to four others. The feedback in Swale was strongly showing that extra care was a desired outcome for their community.
Further consultation was undertaken by the Housing developer through the Planning process in 2012

The following Members represent electoral Divisions affected by this proposed decision: Roger Truelove, Angela Harrison, Adrian Crowther, Mike Baldock, Andrew Bowles, Lee Burgess

Financial implications: Lead officer: Christy Holden, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Accommodation Solutions 0300 333 5503 Lead Director: Mark Lobban, Director Strategic Commissioning,

Legal implications: 14/00032