Future of short term care in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas

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West Sussex County Council provides a range of services for people who require short-term residential care, particularly after they have been discharged from hospital. One of the places these services are provided is Marjorie Cobby House.

Marjorie Cobby House is a 34-bedded care home which is owned and run by West Sussex County Council. It is located in Selsey and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide short-term residential care and rehabilitation services for adults. The service supports people after they have been discharged from hospital, primarily from the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas usually for up to six weeks.

The full number of beds has not been used in recent years and a review has identified that there is not currently a need for all 34 beds. In addition, the building will not be suitable in the future to accommodate people with more complex physical care needs without further significant investment and the location of the building is not always ideal to meet the need across the Bognor and Chichester areas.

As a result, the county council is considering a proposal to close Marjorie Cobby House in 2022 and put in place alternative arrangements for people needing short-term residential care and rehabilitation support, such as in other residential care homes. This will mean we will be better placed to cost-effectively meet future demand within our available resources. We remain committed to supporting people who are discharged from hospital to return home as quickly and safely as possible, as this is important for their wellbeing and recovery.

We are inviting all stakeholders to share their views on the proposal. We want to understand what they consider important about this type of short-term care and the impact they feel the proposed change may have on people needing support, their family and friend carers and relatives.

The outcome of the consultation will inform how the service is best provided in the future. A decision will be taken by the county council’s Cabinet in November 2021.

November 2021 update and publication of consultation findings

The decision will be taken by the county council's Cabinet on 16 November 2021. The agenda for the meeting has been published and can be accessed here. The analysis of the consultation findings has been published as part of the agenda and can be accessed here.

Accessibility statement

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact James Ironside by phone on 033022 22534 or email at james.ironside@westsussex.gov.uk. (External link)If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 033022 22534.

We are committed making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

West Sussex County Council has created an Accessibility Statemen(External link)t(External link), and details about the general accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' right at the bottom of the page.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk(External link).

Data Protection/Privacy Notice

Adults' Services will use this questionnaire to collect personal and special category data the processing of which is necessary to enable us to be compliant with the law (general well-being duties), and for reasons of substantial public interest. The data will be processed in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent data protection legislation.

The data we collect will be securely stored and kept for period of up to 2 years before being appropriately destroyed. The data we will collect will not be used for any other purpose than that stated above without your prior written consent. West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy(External link).

West Sussex County Council provides a range of services for people who require short-term residential care, particularly after they have been discharged from hospital. One of the places these services are provided is Marjorie Cobby House.

Marjorie Cobby House is a 34-bedded care home which is owned and run by West Sussex County Council. It is located in Selsey and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide short-term residential care and rehabilitation services for adults. The service supports people after they have been discharged from hospital, primarily from the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas usually for up to six weeks.

The full number of beds has not been used in recent years and a review has identified that there is not currently a need for all 34 beds. In addition, the building will not be suitable in the future to accommodate people with more complex physical care needs without further significant investment and the location of the building is not always ideal to meet the need across the Bognor and Chichester areas.

As a result, the county council is considering a proposal to close Marjorie Cobby House in 2022 and put in place alternative arrangements for people needing short-term residential care and rehabilitation support, such as in other residential care homes. This will mean we will be better placed to cost-effectively meet future demand within our available resources. We remain committed to supporting people who are discharged from hospital to return home as quickly and safely as possible, as this is important for their wellbeing and recovery.

We are inviting all stakeholders to share their views on the proposal. We want to understand what they consider important about this type of short-term care and the impact they feel the proposed change may have on people needing support, their family and friend carers and relatives.

The outcome of the consultation will inform how the service is best provided in the future. A decision will be taken by the county council’s Cabinet in November 2021.

November 2021 update and publication of consultation findings

The decision will be taken by the county council's Cabinet on 16 November 2021. The agenda for the meeting has been published and can be accessed here. The analysis of the consultation findings has been published as part of the agenda and can be accessed here.

Accessibility statement

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact James Ironside by phone on 033022 22534 or email at james.ironside@westsussex.gov.uk. (External link)If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 033022 22534.

We are committed making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

West Sussex County Council has created an Accessibility Statemen(External link)t(External link), and details about the general accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' right at the bottom of the page.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk(External link).

Data Protection/Privacy Notice

Adults' Services will use this questionnaire to collect personal and special category data the processing of which is necessary to enable us to be compliant with the law (general well-being duties), and for reasons of substantial public interest. The data will be processed in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent data protection legislation.

The data we collect will be securely stored and kept for period of up to 2 years before being appropriately destroyed. The data we will collect will not be used for any other purpose than that stated above without your prior written consent. West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy(External link).

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