Issue details

Community Reablement Services Contract Extension

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has a contract with Essex Cares Limited (ECL) for the provision of Community Reablement Services. Reablement is the term to describe services, to support residents following a change in ability, most likely due to a medical condition or episode. A Community Reablement Service (CRS) is essential to prevent people requiring longer term support, enabling people to retain/regain independence and remain at home.


The  Service was re-procured in 2017 for an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend for up to 2 years. The contract was competitively procured with a total estimated value of £13,240,000. As the initial term of the contract will expire on 30th November 2020 authorisation is sought from the Interim Executive Director of Adults and Health to extend the contract for a period of 2 years from 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2022, as per the provision in the previous Cabinet Member decision report ASCH07 (16/17).


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/05/2020

Decision due: June 2020 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Alan Adams, Interim Executive Director for Adults & Health (DASS)

Contact: Stuart Gibbons, Strategic Market Development Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 226218.

Consultation process

A detailed options appraisal, considering the main commissioning options,  was undertaken by internal stakeholders in WSCC together with NHS stakeholders.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 22 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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