Issue - meetings

Extra Care Strategy inc. update on Holywell

Meeting: 16/12/2019 - Social & Health Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Item 46)

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That the updates on the four extra care schemes be noted and the Extra Care strategy in Flintshire be supported.




The Chief Officer (Social Services) invited Mark Holt, Registered Manager Resources and Regulated Services, to provide an update on the three operational extra care schemes and the fourth scheme which was due to open February 2020.


The Registered Manager Resources and Regulated Services provided an overview of the extra care schemes at Llys Eleanor, Shotton, Llys Jasmine, Mold, and Llys Raddington, Flint.  He reported that the schemes provided a supported accommodation solution that exceeded other forms of provision and were very successful and oversubscribed.  A fourth scheme (Plas yr Ywen, Holywell) was scheduled to be completed in January 2020 and opening on 24 February 2020 and he invited the Committee to visit to see the new facilities provided. 


During discussion the Registered Manager responded to the questions raised by the Chair around the provision of end of life care.   Councillor Paul Cunningham asked if applications from local residents for the extra care schemes were given preference to applications from people who lived outside Flintshire.  The Registered Manager advised that there was strict criteria around the allocation of apartments and people either had to live in Flintshire or have strong connections to Flintshire. 


In response to the comments from Councillor Carol Ellis about the need for an extra care scheme to be provided in Buckley, the Registered Manager  explained that based on the success of extra care to date and the projected needs of an ageing population, Flintshire could accommodate a further scheme at some point in the future if the right location became available for development.  The Chief Officer referred to funding for new development in the Buckley area and said a report would be submitted to the Committee in the New Year.


The recommendations in the report were moved by Councillor Paul Cunningham and seconded by Councillor Mike Lowe.




That the updates on the four extra care schemes be noted and the Extra Care strategy in Flintshire be supported.