Consultation on the future of the Evelyn Wright House Older People’s Care Home 2019

Closed 19 Nov 2019

Opened 11 Sep 2019

Results Updated 20 Jan 2020

This consultation is now closed. The Cabinet paper of 14th January 2020, along with its appendices (which includes the consultation analysis report) and the Cabinet Decision Statement is available via the below web link.



Evelyn Wright House is a 29-bedded registered residential care home for older people over 60 years old who have a physical disability and/or dementia.

The home is in need of significant investment to bring it up to modern standards and fit for future use. It has been calculated that Evelyn Wright House is likely to need investment of approximately £800,000 to carry out the immediate remedial works identified as well as further additional amounts for necessary modernisations works.

Due to the increasing support needs of people in residential care, the building layout and configuration are also no longer fit for purpose and to change this would require further significant investment.  The current building is also close to not meeting the regulatory standards for building compliance for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as specified in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Unless the remedial works are carried out Evelyn Wright House will become unfit for purpose. However, the building works required to bring it up to modern standards and make appropriate interim arrangements for customers whilst necessary works are undertaken would take approximately 18-24 months, and the level of disruption this would cause current residents would be unacceptable. It is therefore proposed that we should stop providing the service at Evelyn Wright House and customers be moved to other homes. Customers care needs will be re-assessed to ensure any alternative accommodation is suitable and meets their needs.

Northamptonshire Adults Social Services (NASS) have made staff and residents aware of the scale of the work required and have explored options to move residents into other care homes. Some customers may wish to remain living in the Daventry area and there are some residential spaces available in another care home service close by, run by Shaw Healthcare, as well as other care providers.

The feedback from the consultation will help inform the Council’s decision on the future of Evelyn Wright House at the Cabinet meeting on 14 January 2020.

Please see the web links at the bottom of this page for more information including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a copy of the Cabinet paper.

How to have your say

This questionnaire gives you the opportunity to tell us what you think about the above proposal.

Your feedback will be part of a report with many other people’s feedback, so you will not be personally identified.

You do not have to answer all of the questions. If you don’t want to answer a question, or don’t know the answer, then move on to the next question.

You can also give us your views by emailing or writing to us. Please see our contact details below.

If you need any help in completing this questionnaire, please contact Michelle Wright on 01604 363778.

Before completing this questionnaire please read all of the supporting information for this consultation, including the equality impact assessment, which is available at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries, comments or would like a copy of this survey in another format (including a paper version, easy read or large print), you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

Email address:

Postal address: Consultation, Equalities and Accessibility Team, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED

Telephone: 01604 363778

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