Issue details

Extension of Commissioned Social Support Services Contracts for one year

The County Council contracts with nine voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations for a range of preventative social support services. Presently all contracts are due to end in March 2020. The services include Home from Hospital, Relative Support, Befriending, Help at Home, Day Activities, PAT Community Service and Information and Advice provision, at a combined value of £1.69m per annum.


The Council with Voluntary and Community Sector partners has agreed a co-production approach in order to best meet our prevention objectives, and as part of the strategic recommissioning process for these contracts to ensure the ongoing stability of current services.


This report seeks to continue a number of interim contracts for Social Support Services for a one year period, from 1st April 2020 until 31st March 2021. The full list of contracts is set out in Appendix 1 of this report. The table summarises each of the 21 contracts in place with 9 providers.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/08/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Contact: Catherine Galvin, Head of Transformation and Commissioning Email: Tel: 033 022 24869.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, via the officer contact, in the month which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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