Decision details

Extension of contracts for A Place to Live and Supported Living Services OKD04 21/22

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


The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health approved the formal commencement of a procurement process on the 25 November 2015 (Cabinet Member Key Decision Report ASCH08 (15/16) refers) for the A Place to Live Services (APTL) and the Supported Living Services (SLS). Following the procurement completed in 2016; the then Executive Director of Care, Wellbeing and Education approved the award of the APTL and SLS contracts.


APTL Services comprise of three contract lots for customised supported living accommodation-based services that were originally tendered and awarded in 2010 to Southdown Housing Association (Coastal and Western) and Royal Mencap Society (Northern). SLS Services comprise of two  contract lots for outreach support in the community as well as supported living accommodation based services that were awarded to The Grace Eyre Foundation.


The contracts include the provision to extend for a further period to a maximum contract term of 6 years not extending beyond 30 June 2022.


The County Council will explore options for these services during the extension period. Consideration will be given to opportunities to enhance the service offer to meet increased customer need, younger customers and offer savings to the Learning Disabilities pooled budget. In the meantime, the Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve the contract extension for a further period of up to 15 months until 30 June 2022.


The Executive Director of Adults and Health has approved an extension to the existing A Place to Live and Supported Living Services contracts for people with learning disabilities for a period of up to 15 months until 30 June 2022 at a cost of circa £5.5m.


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Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 10/06/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 22/06/2021

Call-in deadline date: 21/06/2021

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