Issue details

Contract Arrangements Nursing Dementia Residential Care Beds (Aster Grove)

In April 2022 A decision (OKD03 22/23) was taken to award a block contract for 11 dementia nursing beds at Aster Grove in Littlehampton, to meet increasing demand for suitable dementia nursing care and accommodation at a sustainable rate.


The contract is currently being reviewed with proposals being developed for new contractual agreements which will enable the achievement of the Council’s strategic aim to support people to live safe and fulfilled lives, as part of the ambitions set out in the Adult Social Care Strategy 2022 - 2025 . Analysis and planning will consider the need for residential services providing nursing dementia care within the southern part of West Sussex and potentially to other geographical areas. 


Following the completion of the review, the Director of Adults and Health will be asked to approve the new contractual agreement to source residential based dementia nursing care.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/12/2023

Decision due: July 2024 by Director of Adults and Health (Alan Sinclair)

Lead member: Alan Sinclair, Director of Adults and Health

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

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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