Issue details

Commissioning of Extra Care Contracts

West Sussex County Council are working in partnership with District & Borough Councils, registered housing providers and registered care providers to develop and deliver extra care housing across West Sussex.  The Council have commissioned care provision within 12 existing extra care services and are now looking to commence a procurement to source care provision for two new extra care housing schemes.


Extra care housing provides specialist accommodation to adults primarily over the age of 55 years who require adapted properties and have eligible care and support needs as assessed in line with the Care Act 2014. The schemes provide individual adapted apartments, communal areas, a restaurant and an onsite care team. Extra care housing is enabling residents of West Sussex to remain independent within their communities and provides an alternative option to residential care.


In 2017, Following a key decision by the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health,(Ref: ASCH916-17) the Council set up a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) framework for extra care housing. The DPS allows the Council to approve and add new appropriately qualified care providers to the framework at any time. All providers on the DPS will meet core requirements. When new schemes are developed or there is a need for a change of care provider in an existing scheme, the DPS will be used to source the care provision.  Alongside the DPS, the 12 current schemes were awarded new care contracts for 3 years with the possibility of a further 2-year extension.


Since the commencement of the DPS two new extra care schemes have been in development with building work having now commenced on both. Monaveen in Westergate will open to its first residents in December 2020 and Lingfield Lodge in East Grinstead will be completed in March 2021.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to agree the extension of the current contracts for existing services, extension of the DPS framework, and approval to commence a procurement process through the DPS to source the future care provision for the two new schemes. 


Following procurement, the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to 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: 03/02/2020

Decision due: May 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Lead director: Alan Adams

Contact: Carrie Anderson, Extra Care Lead Email: Tel: 0330 022 22996.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made

to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health via the officer contact.


Utilised Internal Officer Specialisms


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life