Issue details

A Place to Live Services and Supported Living Services (Adults with Learning Disability) Contract Extension

The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health approved the formal commencement of a procurement process on the 25 November 2015 (Cabinet Member Key Decision Report ASCH08 (15/16) refers) for the A Place to Live Services (APTL) and the Supported Living Services (SLS). Following the procurement completed in 2016; the then Executive Director of Care, Wellbeing and Education approved the award of the APTL and SLS contracts.


APTL Services comprise of three contract lots for customised supported living accommodation-based services that were originally tendered and awarded in 2010 to Southdown Housing Association (Coastal and Western) and Royal Mencap Society (Northern). SLS Services comprise of two  contract lots for outreach support in the community as well as supported living accommodation based services that were awarded to The Grace Eyre Foundation.


The contracts include the provision to extend for a further period to a maximum contract term of 6 years not extending beyond 30 June 2022.


The County Council will explore options for these services during the extension period. Consideration will be given to opportunities to enhance the service offer to meet increased customer need, younger customers and offer savings to the Learning Disabilities pooled budget. In the meantime, the Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve the contract extension for a further period of up to 15 months until 30 June 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/04/2021

Decision due: July 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Karen Young, Contract Manager, Learning Disability and Mental Health Email: Tel: 0330 022 23794.

Consultation process

Consultation has been completed with West Sussex Providers, Customers and Carers and the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health as part of the original decision Report ref: AH08 (20/21



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


Background papers

  • None