Decision details

AHWB/015/2020 - Extension of Residential Care Arrangements for 88 Travis Gardens

Decision Maker: Director of Adults, Health and Well-Being

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


See attached ODR for details


To extend the residential care arrangements for 88 Travis Gardens beyond the current authorised period of 12 months, for a further period of 6 months pending the service being deregistered as a residential service and transformed into a Supported Living service.

This extension will enable:

The completion of necessary development of 88 Travis Gardens into 2 x 3 bed accommodation units, re-providing for the 6 people currently residing there (subject to building regulations and
financial approvals).

The appointment of a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) for 88 with 86 and 84 Travis Gardens (subject to final decision making and approval of plans and finance).

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - De-register 88 Travis Gardens as a registered care service in its current configuration to develop the Supported Living Service (SLS). Doncaster Council is not legally able to act as a Registered Social Landlord, which would be required for SLS. Previous exploration with St Leger Housing to undertake landlord
responsibilities identified this was not a viable option.

Option 2 - Move residents out of Travis Gardens into vacant Supported Living Properties within the Walsingham scheme to enable the developments to be undertaken at 88 Travis as a
vacant development. Best interest decisions were made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the outcomes of which were that all residents should remain living at Travis Gardens, as a household
group. As this has been their home for 25 years and they are an active part of their community. Risks associated with Covid-19 indicate that moves should not be made at this time for any individual, as it would increase risks to those moving and those in receiving services.

Option 3 - Maintain for a further interim period of 6 months 88 Travis Gardens as a Residential Care Service Development of Travis Gardens to a SLS aligns with the Council’s ambition to support the
right of all people with Learning Disability and / or Autism to their own home. The development of the site is a key element of the Transformation of Residential Care to Supported Living for people with Learning Disability and / or Autism. Best Interests Assessments of each of the individuals living at 88 Travis Gardens confirmed that living at Travis Gardens, as a SLS is in their best interests.

Publication date: 07/01/2021

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

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