Issue details

Adults In House Day Services Contract Arrangements

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health is asked to agree to the commencement of a procurement process starting in July 2020 to secure a contract relating to the provision for the redevelopment of Glebelands, Laurels and Rowans Adult day centres in West Sussex for delivery of work in February 2021.


The existing centres are under capacity and not suitable, with maintenance and compliance issues. Therefore, the centres can’t be used to their full capacity. This redevelopment would allow for an increase in numbers from people currently using the Pines and Coastal Enterprise day centres, and these sites returned to the West Sussex County Council’s Estates team. 


This is the second part of the in-house day service rationalisation programme (part B) reducing from 14 to 7 sites by February 2021 whilst maintaining same levels of Adult social care provision. The first part of this programme, part A (the refurbishment of Chestnuts in Bognor, and Judith Adams in Chichester), is now complete.


The change programme is designed to develop sustainable and effective in-house day opportunity provision that support the statutory duties of Adults’ Operations, Life-long Services and ensure appropriate supply as part of the Adults and Health strategic commissioning priorities.


The new delivery model is designed so that day services can cater to the local population based on need and not customer categories (i.e. services will be for older people, adults with learning disabilities, adults with an acquired brain injury and adults with physical and sensory impairments.). These sites will offer a range of accessible resources to cater to different needs, a focus on promoting independence and supporting people to access opportunities within their community, space for OT assessment suites and Talk Local sessions, hot desk facilities for WSCC staff, Learning and Development training space and opportunities for leasing space to the wider community.


The procurement will be conducted using an open book tender and a decision will be based on quality and cost. A pre-tender exercise will be undertaken to determine quality of contractors prior to inviting to tender.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to agree the allocation of funds from ‘Choices for the future’ capital programme for the total value of the overall project which is estimated at £4.5 Million. The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will also be asked to agree the commencement of procurement and delegate authority for the award of comtract to the Interim Executive Director of Adults and Health. 



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/04/2020

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

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Lead director: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Simon Starns, Service Development Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23706.

Consultation process

Choices for the Future consultation in May 2018 and Health and Adults Social Care Scrutiny Committee on 27th June 2018 and 27th September 2018.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life


Background papers