Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
West Sussex County Council is keen to ensure that older people in West Sussex can access the support they need to maintain and improve their health, wellbeing and independence in later life.
The overall purpose of re-commissioning Social Support Services is to ensure that older people in West Sussex are socially connected, can access the information and advice that enables them to maintain their independence and receive the support they need to return home after being in hospital.
The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has:-
(1) Agreed the procurement of five Social Support Service areas through an open tender process for Social Isolation, Take Home and Settle from Hospital, Support at Home After Hospital, Information & Advice, Prevention and Assessment- VCS Support (PAT), with new contracts to commence on 1st July 2021
(2) Approved the proposed contracts expenditure detailed in the report
(3) Agreed to delegate to the Director of Public Health authority to make contract awards to successful bidders for a 5 year initial period with optional extension of periods up to 2 years and PAT for a 2 year initial period with optional extension of periods up to 5 years
Publication date: 11/12/2020
Date of decision: 11/12/2020
Effective from: 23/12/2020