Decision details

Contract Arrangements for Commissioned Social Support Services AH7 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council contracts with nine voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations for a range of preventative social support services. Presently all contracts are due to end in March 2020. The services include Home from Hospital, Relative Support, Befriending, Help at Home, Day Activities, PAT Community Service and Information and Advice provision, at a combined value of £1.69m per annum.


The Council with Voluntary and Community Sector partners has agreed a co-production approach in order to best meet our prevention objectives, and as part of the strategic recommissioning process for these contracts to ensure the ongoing stability of current services.


This report seeks to continue a number of interim contracts for Social Support Services for a one year period, from 1st April 2020 until 31st March 2021. The full list of contracts is set out in Appendix 1 of this report. The table summarises each of the 21 contracts in place with 9 providers.



The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved:


1)    the re-letting of the specific contracts for social support services as set out in Appendix 1 to the incumbent service providers for a 12 month period to expire on 31st March 2021 on existing contract terms and conditions including price and within the defined budget; and


2)    the delegated authority to the Director of Public Health to enter into the specific contracts as set out in the Appendix.


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Publication date: 09/10/2019

Date of decision: 09/10/2019

Effective from: 21/10/2019

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