Issue details

YMCA Blended Counselling Contract Extension

The Contract with YMCA Downslink to provide Blended Counselling began in November 2018, to run three years until October 2021, with the facility for a 2 year extension.


The contract is monitored quarterly by the Children and Young People Joint Commissioning Unit and is fully funded through Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funding which is then recharged to West Sussex County Council.


Blended Counselling is a key component of West Sussex’s Emotional Wellbeing Offer and throughout 2022-20223 YMCA Downslink will have a lead role in the implementation of the new West Sussex Single Point of Advice (SPOA).


The service is currently funded at £462k p.a, and the CCG have agreed ongoing funding for the proposed extension period.


The Director of Adults and Health is requested to extend the contract with YMCA Downslink to supply Blended Counselling for children aged 11-18 in West Sussex by applying the +2 year extension provision in the contract until 31st October 2023.




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/02/2022

Decision due: June 2022 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead member: Director of Adults and Health

Contact: Linda Jones, Procurement Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 28559.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background papers

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