Decision details

Discharge to Assess Reablement Care Services Contract Extension OKD15 20/21

Decision Maker: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Discharge to Assess with Reablement services are designed for hospital patients who are medically fit for discharge, but unable to immediately return home; it is a model recognised by NHS England as facilitating earlier discharge and/or reducing the number and length of delays in discharge from hospital for older people.


The key objectives delivered through Discharge to Assess are:

  • Reduction of delayed transfers of care (DTOC) between health and social care;
  • reduced level of dependency for as many customers as possible;
  • ensuring that no long-term decisions concerning customers’ care needs are made in an acute setting


Contracts for the provision of Discharge to Assess with Reablement services were awarded in 2018, for an initial fixed term of 2-years with options to extend to a maximum of 5-years, through an EU Procurement exercise conducted following approval of Cabinet Decision AH01_17-18.


The initial contract term comes to an end on 31st March 2020, an extension of 1 year has been requested by Adults Operations to support the Adults and Health Step-Up, Step-Down programme.


The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS) is asked to agree the extension of the existing contracts for 1 year. 



The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health has approved the extension of discharge to assess with reablement contracts listed in (1),(2) and (3) below, as detailed in 2.1 of this report, for a further 12 months until 31 March 2021.


(1)        Assured Care Services – The Heathers

(2)        Adelaide Healthcare Ltd – Bletchingley

(3)        Fulford Care Home


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Publication date: 04/06/2020

Date of decision: 04/06/2020

Effective from: 16/06/2020

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