Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approve the dedication of two further sites to support the delivery of the Council’s extra care housing programme
Further to Minute No. 46, 17th July 2017, the Director of Resources and Housing, the Director of Adults and Health and the Director of City Development submitted a joint report providing an update on the progress made regarding the delivery of the extra care housing programme for older people across the city as part of the Council House Growth Programme and in support of the Better Lives Programme. In addition, the report presented recommendations to enable the delivery of the programme to progress at pace.
The mixed tenure approach which was being taken in respect of extra care housing provision was welcomed.
Responding to a Member’s comments regarding the role that extra care housing would play in the future provision of accommodation for older people, it was highlighted that the aim was to modernise the offer being provided and that this was being realised through the establishment of extra care housing provision where residents could remain independent but also access support when required. It was also noted that this offer would work alongside complementary services, such as the Leeds Recovery Service, as discussed earlier in the meeting.
In addition, it was emphasised as part of the discussion that there were currently no plans to change the Council’s residential care offer.
Finally, the Board received clarification that with regard to the housing delivered via Package 1 of the scheme there was a contractual requirement to ensure that a minimum of 35% of each new scheme would be for affordable homes for rent.
(a) That the progress made regarding the delivery of the extra care housing programme, be noted;
(b) That approval be given for the north of Cartmell Drive South to be dedicated to the delivery of extra care housing;
(c) That approval be given for part of the Throstle Recreation Ground site to be dedicated to the delivery of extra care housing;
(d) That the Adult Social Care system cost savings which are estimated to be generated from Package 1, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;
(e) That the likely position in relation to capital receipts arising from the programme be noted, with it also being noted that the Director of City Development will negotiate the detailed terms including the financial consideration for the disposal of each site in Package 1, and that the Director will seek the approval of Executive Board to the final terms of each disposal.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Adel and Wharfedale; Ardsley and Robin Hood; Armley; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Middleton Park; Rothwell; Temple Newsam;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Communities
Contact: Zoe Dunn, Project Manager (Council Housing Growth) 0113 378 5401 Email: Zoe.Dunn@leeds.gov.uk.
Report author: Zoe Dunn
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Date of decision: 19/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Executive Board
Effective from: 08/01/2019