Decision Maker: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Supported Living services are care, support and accommodation services purchased by the Council on behalf of people who have been assessed as having eligible social care needs. These services support people to live more independently through the provision of personal care and outreach support.
The council currently commissions supported living services from two framework agreements; 1. Supported Living and Family Support Services for adults with learning disabilities and disabled children and young people and 2. Provision of Community Based Mental Health Support Services. Contracts are with circa 86 Providers and are due to end March 2021.
The Cabinet Member agreed to the procurement of a new single Supported Living Framework in August 2020 (AH08 20/21). This procurement timetable has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for the Supported Living Provider Market, where the Council acknowledges additional challenges as a result of responding to a Covid-19 second wave, winter pressures and the national roll out of testing for supported living services in October/November.
Authorisation is sought to extend the current contract arrangements for 4 months until 31st July 2021, under the existing contractual terms and delay the publication of the tender until January 2021. A revised procurement timetable will enable the Council to offer an extended time for bidders to respond and offer support to the market at this difficult time.
The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health has approved a 4-month extension of contracts, up to 31st July 2021, to the Supported Living Providers on the Support for Adults with Learning Disability Framework (SLFSSF) and Mental Health Frameworks.
Publication date: 09/11/2020
Date of decision: 09/11/2020
Effective from: 19/11/2020