Short-notice care home closures
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Establishing a response teamOpen
A project lead will be identified who will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the team, and be responsible for the relocation of the residents of the home. The project lead will be appointed by the area director/head of service and will report into the Quality Outcomes and Contract Monitoring Group (QOCMG)
The project lead will identify the resources required from within existing area-based care management teams and if necessary consider the need to draw in additional capacity from other areas of the county. Identifying and agreement of additional resources will be approved at the QOCGM. It is the responsibility of the area director/head of service to specially convene an area QOCGM meeting where necessary.
The area director in consultation with the head of safeguarding will identify the safeguarding co-ordinator and/or the best interest assessors where appropriate. Where there are safeguarding issues they will act as an adviser to the project team.
The area director/head of learning disability or mental health will establish the nominated link person with the primary care trust where there are joint health-related issues. The nominated health person will be part of the project team and will work to the project lead.
(Source: Hampshire County Council)