Published on Friday, 12th October 2015


Relocating looked after children from an institutional building in Cosham to a newly purchased house will both improve care outcomes and save money. The council is to close an expensive-to-run building in Skye Close and move the three children from there to a new residential setting in the Milton area. Living in an environment more akin to a family home should be good for the 12-15 year old residents - after all no child actually wants to grow up in care and creating as normal a setting as possible will help their development. It will also save money.


The council is to reuse the vacated building to house some adults with learning disabilities who are to be relocated from expensive settings outside the city. It's a win-win situation.

Tags : Adult Social Care, Children's Services