Decision details

Day Care Provision for the Elderly

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



(1)   That the provision of day care services for the elderly be consolidated at The Hive to maintain high quality service provision for all residents in the borough.


(2)   That the following recommendations from the Service Delivery EAB be actioned by the Head of Community Services:


a)     The possibility of introducing a lunch provision at Japonica Court be explored to support those residents who previously accessed the lunch club at the Shawfield Centre.


b)     A breakdown of the projected revenue savings of £170,000 be provided to the Service Delivery EAB to clarify the amount of funding expected to be saved from the Shawfield Centre closure, balanced against any rise in costs associated with an increase in the use of The Hive and community transport and any ongoing upkeep of the building including utility payments.


(3)   That the Head of Asset Management be requested to develop a project mandate in respect of the options for the future use of the Shawfield Centre site without delay to prevent a community facility falling into disuse for a length of time, one of which should consider the operation of the property by an external organisation such as a parish council, charity or local enterprise.




To maintain or improve the quality of provision for day centre customers, whilst reducing costs as part of our savings strategy.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:


Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Publication date: 23/03/2022

Date of decision: 22/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 30/03/2022

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