Report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care on
the future use of Glen Lee and Holcroft House residential care
The Committee considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care regarding the consultation on the future use of Glen Lee and Holcroft House residential homes.
The Cabinet Member for Adult Care was in attendance and addressed the meeting. Representations were also received from Councillor Morrell, Claire Ransom (Unison), Sue Atkins (Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition) and Michael Marx (Socialist Party).
i) That occupancy data for Glen Lee and Holcroft House, over a 5 year period, was circulated to the Committee.
ii) That the Market Position Statement was shared with the Committee.
iii) That information was provided to the Committee enabling a comparison to be made between the current cost to the Authority of agency staff employed within the residential homes and the costs associated with previous providers.
iv) That the detailed options analysis on the various proposals being considered was circulated to the Committee.
v) That the Council’s Absence Management Policy was circulated to the Committee.
vi) That officers consult with representatives from Liverpool City Council and Monmouthshire County Council to develop understanding of their operating model and recent decisions to develop new residential care homes for people with dementia.
vii) That officers undertake further research to ascertain the average cost of an external placement in neighbouring local authorities that do not have their own residential dementia care homes.
viii) That the Committee are provided with the following, over a 10 year period, broken down annually:
• The overspend against the residential care budget
• The sickness days lost per FTE employee, by residential care home.