Decision details

Business Case for Care Home Developments

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council previously presented to Cabinet the recommendation to build Council owned care homes with a commissioned provider to deliver the care. The purpose of the care homes was to increase affordable nursing care capacity for older people in our communities who can no longer live independently at home. This cabinet item is to re-visit these recommendations following the impact of the pandemic on the Staffordshire care home market. The item will evaluate the initial recommendations and conclude with a recommendation on whether to or not proceed with the build of Council owned care homes.


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“We are committed to ensuring that there is a supply of good quality nursing care which meets the future needs of the population, at an affordable price.


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the county. Added to this, proposed government social care reforms will have a significant impact on the care home market. It is therefore only right we look again at our plans for nursing care in Staffordshire and ensure these are taken into account.


By taking some extra time to review our plans, speak to residents and those directly involved in nursing care, we can ensure our plans are fit for the future.”


Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care


Reasons for the Decision – To review the need for extra nursing home capacity in Staffordshire as well as the potential location of homes.


Decision – (a) That officers be requested to re-evaluate the recommendation to develop two Council owned care homes, with nursing, taking into account the quality and sustainability of the current market in Staffordshire.


(b) That officers be requested to present a Business Case for Council owned care homes, with nursing, to Cabinet once the outcome of this work is confirmed.

Report author: Victoria Cotton

Publication date: 17/02/2022

Date of decision: 16/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/02/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/02/2022

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