Decision details

Affinity Trust Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


10.1       The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health together with the comments of the People Scrutiny Committee Review Board.


10.2It was RESOLVED to –


1)    agree the re-provisioning of care of five residents from Cregg Na Ba to other local care homes provided by Affinity Trust;

2)    agree to the closure of the Affinity Trust service at Cregg Na Ba following the re-provisioning of the service within alternative Residential Homes operated by Affinity Trust; and

3)    delegate to the Director of Adult Social Care and Health authority to take all necessary actions to give effect to the implementation of the above recommendations




10.3     There is support from families to retain the residential service at Cregg Na Ba.  However, the local availability of alternative services operated by the same provider combined with the number of voids across Affinity services and the cost of void payments means that maintaining this provision in the current format is not considered good value.  Should it be maintained, savings will need to be made to services elsewhere to continue to support it. The views of families reflected concern at possible loss of service and distress and anxiety this could cause to residents. There is however a range of viable and familiar options for the residents to move to and be supported by familiar staff ensuring that the current clients continue to be properly supported.


Publication date: 27/06/2018

Date of decision: 26/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/07/2018

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