Devon County Council is consulting on the closure of various residential homes within Devon. Exebank is included with these.
I have submitted my view that Exebank/Danby House and the housing land that belongs to East Devon District Council beside the National Land should all be considered together. My personal view is that both authorities should work together in order to achieve value for money for the Council Taxpayer. I am aware that those who live in the special bungalows at the rear of Danby House and the tenants of EDDC will have to be rehoused.
East Devon District Council and Devon County Council have to provide at least 100 Extra Care Homes for rent in Exmouth. Extra Care means that the residents receive at least 10 hours personal care per week.
I have been trying, as your representative and the EDDC Cabinet Member for Sustainable Homes for at least 7 years to achieve a solution. I have contacted the Leader of Devon County Council and now our MP – Rt.Hon. Hugo Swire. I will be attending a meeting at Escot House on Monday 2oth January 2014 to state my views again. Here is hoping it will achieve something!