Decision details

Supported Living Services Procurement AH08 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Supported Living services are care, support and accommodation services purchased by the Council on behalf of people who have been assessed as having eligible social care needs. These services support people to live more independently through the provision of personal care and outreach support.


The council currently commissions the majority of these services from a framework agreement which first commenced in April 2012 (Supported Living & Personal Support for Adults with Learning Disability Framework). In 2016 a new framework was let (Supported Living and Family Support Services for adults with learning disabilities and disabled children and young people in West Sussex Framework). This framework ends in March 2021.


The commissioning of supported living is being reviewed with proposals being developed for new arrangements to be established across the county which will enable the achievement of our strategic aim to support more people to live in settled accommodation, with their family or in their own tenancy, for longer. The council will develop new arrangements considering: the challenges faced in the market - particularly around recruitment and retention of staff; the provision for increasingly complex individuals; the need to strengthen community networks and maximise customer independence; and develop services which meet the expectations of customers and their families.


Following the review and wide-ranging stakeholder engagement, the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the commencement of a procurement process to source the future supported living services and delegate authority for Contract Award to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS).




The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved;


1)   the creation of a new Framework allowing new and previous providers to apply for a place on the Framework, starting April 2021;

2)   the commencement of a procurement for supported living services, with contracting arrangements to commence from April 2021; and

3)   the delegation of authority for approval for contract award and any subsequent decisions and awards relating to these contracting arrangements to the Executive Director of Adults and Health.

Publication date: 05/08/2020

Date of decision: 05/08/2020

Effective from: 17/08/2020

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