Decision details

Community Reablement Service capacity increase - contract variation OKD61 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has a contract with Essex Cares Limited (ECL) for the provision of Community Reablement Services. Reablement is the term to describe services, to support residents following a change in ability, most likely due to a medical condition or episode. A Community Reablement Service (CRS) is essential to prevent people requiring longer term support, enabling people to retain/regain independence and remain at home.

 

The Service was re-procured in 2017 for an initial term of 3+2 years. With the full two-year extension period now being utilised the contract will run until 30 November 2022.

 

An independent diagnostic assessment in summer/autumn 2019 asserted that increasing the capacity of the WSCC Reablement service could deliver marked benefits in terms of outcomes for residents and financial benefits.

 

Decision:

The Executive Director Adults and Health has approved a modification to the current Community Reablement Service contract to increase the service capacity at a cost of £2.223m, effective from 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2022.

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Publication date: 19/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 03/03/2021

Call-in deadline date: 02/03/2021

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