Decision details

Semi-independent living provision contracts

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet agree to extend the following contracts for semi-independent accommodation and support to looked after children and care experienced young people for a 2 year-period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2025:


a)    The West London YMCA contract extension valued at £618,336.34 for 2023/24 and £636,886.43 for 2024/25 for semi-independent accommodation, support, and service charge and a floating support service.


b)   The People Potential Possibilities (P3) contract extension of £1,206,879.94 for 2023/24 and £1,243,086.33 for 2024/25 for semi-independent accommodation, support, and service charge.


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education  introduced the report, which Cabinet agreed, to extend the semi-independent living contracts with two providers for young people in the Council’s care and care experienced young people. The Cabinet Member noted the accommodation service provided also included assistance with financial management, mental health and wellbeing, education, future employment opportunities and development of social skills in preparation for independence.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided not to extend the contracts or re-tender the services, but considered this would result in higher costs or require a wider review of relevant housing pathways, respectively.


Relevant Select Committee

Children, Families & Education

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023

Officer(s) to action

Emma Kavanagh / Julie Kelly


Children’s Services


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 23/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 01/04/2023

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