Decision details

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

Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


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.



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.


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Publication date: 19/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 03/03/2021

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