Issue details

Community Based Social Support

This report seeks to begin a procurement process in June 2019 leading to the award of contracts for the provision of community based social support for people with lifelong disabilities, autism and/or complex needs.

The current contractual arrangements expire on 31st March 2020 and have a combined value of £1.2m per annum.


The Council is the lead commissioner of adult learning disability (LD) services under the terms of a Section 75 agreement between the Council and the three West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  For 2019-20 the LD pooled budget is £100m, of which the Council funds 81.45% and West Sussex CCGs fund 18.55%.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2019

Decision due: 31 May 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Contact: Lisa Loveman, Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23430.

Consultation process

Consulted Operational Team Managers May 2018; Engagement with Stakeholders including an online survey and face-to-face events June-August 2018.


Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, 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: A Safe Strong Sustainable Place


Background papers

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