Issue details

Supported Living Contracts Extension

Supported Living services are care, support and accommodation services purchased by the Council on behalf of people who have been assessed as having eligible social care needs. These services support people to live more independently through the provision of personal care and outreach support.


The council currently commissions supported living services from two framework agreements; 1. Supported Living and Family Support Services for adults with learning disabilities and disabled children and young people and 2. Provision of Community Based Mental Health Support Services. Contracts are with circa 86 Providers and are due to end March 2021.


The Cabinet Member agreed to the procurement of a new single Supported Living Framework in August 2020 (AH08 20/21). This procurement timetable has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for the Supported Living Provider Market, where the Council acknowledges additional challenges as a result of responding to a Covid-19 second wave, winter pressures and the national roll out of testing for supported living services in October/November.


Authorisation is sought to extend the current contract arrangements for 4 months until 31st July 2021, under the existing contractual terms and delay the publication of the tender until January 2021. A revised procurement timetable will enable the Council to offer an extended time for bidders to respond and offer support to the market at this difficult time.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2020

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

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

Contact: Lisa Loveman, Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23430.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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