The Future of Residential Care in Rochdale

In 2001 the local authority decided to withdraw completely from residential care provision requiring the closure of three homes and the conversion or recommissioning of the four remaining homes. The strategy also called for a further transfer of 30% of the home care service to the independent sector. This report examined the potential impact of this strategy.


Executive Summary and recommendations 4

Introduction 9

Part 1 A strategic vision for the elderly in Rochdale 12

Part 2 Assessment of the Council’s proposals 14

Part 3 The consequences for users, staff and quality of care 26

Part 4 Improving the in-house service 35

Part 5 The Nuffield Report 38

Part 6 Recommendations 41


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