Decision details

Direct Payment Service Contract Extension OKD26 21/22

Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council is committed to giving customers choice and control over their support services; one method of enabling this is through Direct Payments, where the customer receives a cash allocation to spend in a way which they consider will meet their assessed care needs. A Direct Payment Support service is required to ensure that people can receive the appropriate advice and support to make the best use of their money. It also supports the County Council to ensure that Direct Payments are used lawfully and effectively.


In November 2018 Key Decision AH6 17/18 approved the award of contract for a Direct Payment and Personal Budget Support Service. The service has been operating successfully for an initial term of 3 years and now approaches the first break point in February 2022.


The Executive Director Adults and Health has delegated powers to award the Contract and this report seeks approval for a contract extension, allowed for under contract terms, for 2 years to 31st January 2024.



The Executive Director for Adults and Health has approved a 2-year contract extension for the Direct Payment and Personal Health Budget Support Service for a further 2 years from 01 February 2022 to 31 January 2024.


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Publication date: 01/11/2021

Date of decision: 01/11/2021

Effective from: 11/11/2021

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