Issue details

Commissioning of Care Provision for Winter 2020 - 2021

The County Council along with its health partners, are jointly developing plans to respond to health and social care seasonal pressures for the period between October 2020 and March 2021. The seasonal pressure plan will potentially include the development and provision of both home care and residential based services as well as other services that support hospital discharge or services that enable people to remain independent.


The health and social care system face increased pressures during this period, particularly in the winter months, that place increased demands on services. Seasonal pressure plans are designed to improve discharges from hospital, avoid admission to hospital or increase the flow across health and social care and access to services.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the plan for seasonal pressures and approve the procurement of a number of services required for home and residential care.  The Cabinet Member will also be asked to delegate the authority for award of contracts to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2020

Decision due: October 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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