How was the decision made?

The consultation closed on 26th March 2014. The issues and concerns raised in feedback received together with the review findings have been carefully weighed against our ability to continue providing the same level of support, with the same eligibility criteria, for as many people as possible in the future.

Further questions and representations made at the extraordinary meeting of the Council on the 14th May 2014 were taken into account in the compilation of the recommendations.

The Impact Assessments for each home/centre consulted upon were updated during the consultation process where appropriate to do so and for recommendations and decision-making. All relevant Impact Assessments were provided to the decision maker alongside the recommendations.

A process of ratification followed with the matter examined further by County Council’s People Scrutiny Committee on 26 June 2014.

The decision to end provision of residential care services at 20 Devon County Council Care Homes was then final and could be acted upon.