Issue details

Community Reablement Service capacity increase - contract variation

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+2 years. With the full two-year extension period now being utilised the contract will run until 30 November 2022.


An independent diagnostic assessment in summer/autumn 2019 asserted that increasing the capacity of the WSCC Reablement service could deliver marked benefits in terms of outcomes for residents and financial benefits.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2020

Decision due: 26 February 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Jane Walker, Operations Manager - Independent Living Services Email: Tel: 033 022 27927.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact in the month prior to that in which the decision is to be made.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 25060

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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