Issue details

Capital Funding for Short-Term Assessment Unit

To seek approval for capital funding to support the development of a new Short-term Assessment Unit for up to 8 residents with complex needs including Learning Disabilities and or Autism. The unit will be able to facilitate young people as they lead up to and make the transition from children to adults’ service provision, by providing a consistent standard for the skills, knowledge and competencies required in transition. This will also enable us to ensure that we meet the Transforming care programme intended outcomes which is all about improving health and care services so that more people can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home whilst reducing the number of hospital admissions. The scheme will be built to a high specification and incorporate a Technology Enabled Care System, be fully accessible and comply with the National Autistic Society standards throughout

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Both Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/04/2021

Financial: Yes;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 29 Jul 2021 by Cabinet

Decision due: 16 Sep 2021 by Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care

Lead director:

Department: Adult Social Care

Contact: Steve Metcalf Email:

Consultation process

Meetings; E mails; Public Engagement and Consultation Panel


Internal officers; CCG’s; Transforming Care Partnership Board; Riverside Housing;
Merseycare Learning Disability Team; Current residents who utilise provision across the borough who have a Learning Disability; Residents out of borough and or in hospital settings; Parents/Carers including older carers; Potentially impacted; Autism Sub-Group; Getting Involved Group; elected members

Agenda items

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Capital funding for Short-term assessment Unit