Cheshire West and Chester Council's Cabinet has approved plans for an improved model for short term / respite care services within the borough.
The new model will see the closure of Sutton Beeches, Leftwich Green and Curzon House to enable reinvestment into a wider range of person-centred, flexible and locally provided services for service-users and carers, delivered closer to home and within their communities.
Under the new model service-users and carers will be able to choose from a range of options including:
The offer of a direct payment for service-users to receive funding to arrange their own support to be delivered in their own homes or in a residential home of choice either in the local community or near to a family member,
Access to block booked short term/ respite beds in independent sector care homes, and
The option of having care delivered in someone else’s home. This is known as Shared Lives, which focusses on providing a flexible, person centred service and encourages people to remain independent.
PRESS HERE for the full Media Release from Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.