Care Home for Combe Martin

Peter James
February 7, 2020

Care Home for Combe Martin

Preliminary work established the following;

The provision of care for the elderly is woefully under resourced, nationally and regionally. The private sector is far from filling the gap and, if anything, is contracting.

So the need for provision is undoubtedly great. The opportunities for provision of such a facility within Combe Martin are dependent on two things, firstly, an appropriate building/site, and secondly, funding. At this time, neither appears to be available, although the project matter will be kept under review.

Project title & strategic  priorities

Care home

SP 2, 6

Description & rationale

Loss of community beds and closure of Council and private residential homes for the elderly means elderly residents requiring care, physical or mental have to leave the village. An investigation will be undertaken utilising the widest possible use of regional and national resources and expertise to establish the feasibility of creating a care facility or sheltered housing within Combe Martin.

What it will deliver

Care for elderly within Combe Martin

Who will lead & key partners

CMCCT, CMPC, Health authorities, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Estimated cost

Not identified at this stage

Resources required to deliver

Project management. Bid writing. Partnership working.

Next steps & dates

Form a working party by June 2017. To report by June 2018.

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