Issue details

Supported Living Services Procurement

Supported Living services are care, support and accommodation services purchased by the Council on behalf of people who have been assessed as having eligible social care needs. These services support people to live more independently through the provision of personal care and outreach support.


The council currently commissions the majority of these services from a framework agreement which first commenced in April 2012 (Supported Living & Personal Support for Adults with Learning Disability Framework). In 2016 a new framework was let (Supported Living and Family Support Services for adults with learning disabilities and disabled children and young people in West Sussex Framework). This framework ends in March 2021.


The commissioning of supported living is being reviewed with proposals being developed for new arrangements to be established across the county which will enable the achievement of our strategic aim to support more people to live in settled accommodation, with their family or in their own tenancy, for longer. The council will develop new arrangements considering: the challenges faced in the market - particularly around recruitment and retention of staff; the provision for increasingly complex individuals; the need to strengthen community networks and maximise customer independence; and develop services which meet the expectations of customers and their families.


Following the review and wide-ranging stakeholder engagement, the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the commencement of a procurement process to source the future supported living services and delegate authority for Contract Award to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS).


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2019

Decision due: 28 August 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Lead director: Alan Adams

Contact: Alison Nuttall, Head of All-Age Commissioning Email: Tel: 033 022 25936.

Consultation process

Key Stakeholder engagement will inform this procurement including an online survey and market event. 


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 Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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