Issue details

Hospital Discharge Care Contracts 2025

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) as a partner of the Integrated Care System (ICS) works with the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and wider health and social care system partners to ensure sufficient provision is available to support people to be discharged out of hospital returning to their own homes where possible. Where people are able to go home from hospital but require support to do so they can return home with services provided through ‘Home First’.


The Council has commissioned Hospital Discharge Care contracts since 2020 ( Ref: OKD15 19/20 and OKD26 (23/24) ) to deliver care and support alongside Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to people being discharged from hospital as part of the Home First offer.


The current contractual arrangements expire on 31 March 2025. The cabinet member will be asked to take a decision to commence a procurement to recommission Home First Hospital Discharge Care Contracts which would commence from 1 April 2025.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/06/2024

Decision due: July 2024 by Cabinet Member for Adults Services (Cllr Amanda Jupp)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adults Services (Cllr Amanda Jupp)

Contact: Abbie Johnson, Service Manager, Older Peoples Commissioning Email: Tel: 033 022 22167.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the decision-maker, via the report author, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Engagement activity undertaken in April/May 2024 through the commissioning activity related to the Community Reablement Service & Home First.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background papers

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