Issue details

Consultation on the closure of Arundel House in Banstead

Arundel House in Banstead is a residential and short breaks service for people with learning disabilities. There are two houses on the site, which provide supported living, one is linked to the main building. Outreach services to people in the community are also provided from a base on the site.


The residential service can accommodate 18. There are nine residents currently living at Arundel House and three in supported living on the site. It has a Care Quality Commission rating of Good.


The service operates effectively with highly trained staff. However, the building has an institutional environment.


We want to ensure that care meets the future needs and aspirations of Surrey residents so that people can lead independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible. As a county council we’re focused on modernising care, so it’s tailored to people’s strengths and needs and promotes their independence. The strategic shift is away from residential care towards supported living.


Arundel House is no longer able to fully respond to the changing needs and expectations of people with learning disabilities and their families. Commissioners of care are not choosing to place people here due to the institutional environment and the layout of the building.


Repairs and refurbishment would not address the structural changes needed. Remodelling or redevelopment of the site would mean the current residents moving out for an extensive period.


Therefore, in accordance with council’s commissioning strategy for people with learning disabilities, the Joint Executive Director - Adult Social Care & Integrated Commissioning considers that the council should consult publicly on the closure of the services on the Arundel House site.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/01/2023

Decision due: 18 Jan 2023 by Joint Executive Director Adult Social Care & Integrated Commissioning