Decision details

Extra Care Housing - Strategic Delivery Partners

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve awarding of contract for successful Extra Care Housing providers


The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care introduced a report by the Director of Adult Social Services which informed Cabinet of the commissioning activity undertaken with regard to increasing Extra Care Housing provision across Wirral throughout the period 2014-2017.


The term 'Extra Care' housing was used to describe developments that comprised self-contained homes with design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living. 102 new Extra Care apartments would be made available over a phased development period 2014 – 2017 through different schemes in Wallasey, Pensby and Birkenhead.  This increase in provision would reduce the need for higher cost residential and nursing placements, it would increase choice for people who used services, and ensure extra care provision in areas of both high demand and limited provision.




That the expenditure of the £3m capital programme allocation, in respect of development of 102 new units of Extra Care housing in partnership with the successful provider, be approved.

Report author: Director of Adult Social Services

Publication date: 21/01/2014

Date of decision: 16/01/2014

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/01/2014

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