Issue details

Social Support Services for Older People Award of Contract

In December 2020 the decision was made to award 11 new Social Support contracts for Older People. The new services will support older people to remain independent and maintain their health and well-being.


In accordance with Key Decision AH10 20/21 in December 2020, a procurement exercise is being undertaken to replace the contracts for 6 Social Support Services which expire on 30th June 2021 and contribute to the fulfilment of West Sussex County Council objectives for A strong, safe and sustainable place and Independence for later life.


The Interim Director Public Health will be asked to award the contract(s) to the successful bidders in April 2021 to start on 1st July 2021. The contract (s) will have an initial term of 5 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2021

Decision due: April 2021 by Interim Director of Public Health

Lead member: Tony Hill, Interim Director of Public Health

Contact: Nikki Lewis, Lead Commissioner, Public Health Email: Tel: 0330 022 26067.

Consultation process

Consultation with Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations; District and Borough Councils and Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee Task and Finish Group on 21 October 2020.


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

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers

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