Issue details

Health and Social Care Seasonal Pressures - Contract Award

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.


As a separate key decision process the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the procurement of a number of services required for home and residential care.  As part of the approval the Cabinet Member will be asked to delegate authority to the Executive Director Adults and Health to award the contracts.


Following this delegation of authority the Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve award of contracts for services to deliver the seasonal pressures plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

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

Decision due: January 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead director: Keith Hinkley

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  Executive Director Adults and Health via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


Cabinet Member for 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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