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Cabinet considers £1.4m scheme to support adult social care development

Council proposes to build a new short breaks facility

County Hall

We are considering plans to develop a new adult social care facility in Coalville.

We are hopeful of securing around £1.4m of funding to build a seven-bed development which will provide residential short breaks for adults with learning disabilities.

If successful, it would mean that existing short breaks service at Smith Crescent would close and be replaced by the new purpose built facility. Hamilton Court care home would also close.

A report, to be discussed by cabinet in June, outlines that the existing accommodation is not particularly accessible for people with disabilities. The proposal is to build the new development on the Hamilton Court/Smith Crescent site.

We will work closely with Hamilton Court’s four residents and their families to find suitable accommodation and support elsewhere.


During the consultation I have talked to many of the families that use our services and I know it is essential that everyone with learning disabilities, carers and their families have a short breaks accommodation in Leicestershire.

“We are committed to providing the best care that we can across the county, and if agreed, the new service will improve the lives of those who need it.


Recommendations also include making improvements to the residential accommodation at two units at The Trees in Deveron Way, Hinckley.

The proposed changes would see improvements in accessibility for the seven residents and follows feedback received following a consultation. The council originally proposed to change the residential accommodation at The Trees into a short breaks facility.


We have listened to what the public have had to say and made changes and the refurbishment will benefit those who currently live there.


If given the go ahead, current residents of The Trees would have to temporarily move out for six months while works were carried out.

Counciilor Blunt said his ‘top priority’ was those affected by the changes and that work would not start until new homes were found.


People who use the services at The Trees and Hamilton Court will receive care and support which is as good as they are currently receiving and which will continue to support them in the future.

“We will work closely to identify potential options for them and their families, while ensuring those needing temporary accommodation receive the support that continues to meet their needs.


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