Decision details

Contract Extensions for the care and wellbeing services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and/or people with mental health support needs

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1)    Agree to utilise the two-year extension facilities within the Care and Wellbeing service contracts for people with mental health needs and people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people with the providers and at the costs shown below:

a.    Ability Housing Association - £3,517,824

b.    Comfort Care Services - £5,115,434

c.    CCS Homecare Services - £9,267,406

d.    Support for Living - £3,824,472


Noting that these original contracts were approved for a four-year period, including the optional two-year extension, subject to further Member approval.


2)    Approves a variation to the Care and Wellbeing Service for people with mental health needs contract with Ability Housing Association to include the provision of a Mental Health Hospital Discharge Floating Support Service pilot at a total cost of £61,373 for the period 16th January 2024 (or as close as possible therefrom) until 31st March 2025.


3)    Furthermore, agrees that this includes the provision to extend the variation to contract for up to a further 8 months to the 29th of November 2025 at an approximate additional cost of £33,951, delegating approval of any extension to the Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet agreed to extending four existing contracts for the provision of care and wellbeing services to people with learning disabilities and/or autism and/or people with mental health needs. Cabinet also agreed the establishment of a floating support service to people with mental health needs living in the community.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Alternative options were considered as set out in the confidential report.


Relevant Select Committee

Health & Social Care

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

These decisions can be called-in by a majority of Members on the Select Committee by 5pm, 17 November 2023

Officer(s) to action

Graham Puckering


Adult Social Care and Health


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: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 09/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 18/11/2023

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