Release date: 9 August 2021
West Sussex County Council is inviting people to share their views on the future of short-term care services in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas through our consultation which is now open.
We provide 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 in Selsey.
The county council aims to support people to maintain their independence in their own home wherever possible and to ensure a range of quality care and support solutions are available across the county to meet the needs of residents of West Sussex.
As part of our consultation, we’re seeking views on the future of the services that are currently provided at Marjorie Cobby House which we would look to close in 2022, with a commitment to find alternative services for people who need short-term residential care and rehabilitation support.
Marjorie Cobby House is a 34-bedded care home which is owned and run by West Sussex County Council. 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 have not been used in recent years and a recent review identified 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 area.
People and organisations who may be affected by these changes are urged to share their views and help the county council understand what people 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.
More details about the proposals and how to take part in the consultation are available on the county council’s Marjorie Cobby consultation page where you can have your say by leaving your comments.
An easy read version of the survey is available on the consultation page. Other formats, such as large print, audio CD or hard copies, can also be requested.
The consultation runs until midnight on Monday 20 September 2021.