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Hampshire County Council Social Care Consultation: Older People

Hampshire County Council intends to revise aspects of the care it provides to older people


Hampshire County Council is revising aspects of care to:

  • Meet changing demands for care

  • Focus its own in-house provision within the wider market where it is needed the most and offers the best value

  • Ensure continuing high standards of care can be delivered in settings which are modern and fit for the future

  • Increase the number of directly provided care places

  • Make the best use of public assets and resources


The County Council is consulting on a number of key changes to existing Older Adults care provision, currently provided by HCC Care (the County Council’s in-house service provider):


  • The proposed permanent closure of two homes which have been temporarily closed since November 2021 for operational reasons - Copper Beeches in Andover and Cranleigh Paddock in Lyndhurst

  • The proposed closures of Bishops Waltham House in Bishops Waltham, Green Meadows in Denmead and Solent Mead in Lymington

  • The proposed closure of Solent Mead Day Service (attached to Solent Mead Residential Care Home in Lymington)

  • Proposed site modernisations and expansions of Emsworth House in Emsworth, Oakridge House in Basingstoke and Ticehurst in Aldershot

  • The proposed closure and relocation (to proposed new build sites in close proximity) of Malmesbury Lawn in Leigh Park, Havant, and Westholme in Winchester


Have your say


You are invited to give your views on the proposed changes. The consultation closes at 11.59pm on 12 November 2023. Please note that responses received after this date will not be included in the findings report.



Before submitting your views Please read the Information Pack which contains important information about the proposals. You can also download and print this document.

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