Decision details

Care Rooms Pilot

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the extension of a Care Rooms pilot for a period of two years with associated funding


It has been agreed to extend the Selby Care Rooms pilot scheme across wider areas of North Yorkshire for a period of 24 months. This aims to support and facilitate discharge from hospital and provide respite opportunities for adults with assessed care needs

Reasons for the decision:

Care Rooms is a community based short-term bed provision that operates out of people’s homes, known as Hosts. As well as offering short stay bed provision for those requiring support following discharge from hospital due to elective surgery, falls or illness, Care Rooms also acts as a respite option for those wanting to stay in a more family environment. It offers a unique and innovative approach to addressing ongoing pressures in the care market by harnessing the strengths, assets and resources that exist within local communities.
Extending the Care Rooms Pilot across other localities in the county would provide further care options for Hospital Discharge teams to utilise, improving the system flow of people to a home first option. Extending this approach to other people and communities countywide could unlock community assets and resources, as well as providing needed respite options in areas that are limited for this type of provision.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 18/10/2022

Date of decision: 14/10/2022

Effective from: 25/10/2022