Decision details

Mental Health Accommodation Based Support

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin, Cabinet Member Adult Social Care: Commissioning, sought to seek approval of a new commissioning strategy for people requiring mental health supported accommodation.


Having considered all of the information and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,


RESOLVED (as amended at the meeting) that: - 


1)    Due to the potential disruption to the timelines for this project, imposed by the operational impact of Covid-19 and for reasons of urgency brought about by unforeseeable events, delegate authority to the Executive Director, Adult Social Care to award to the incumbent supplier (namely GHCNHSFT), without further competition (i.e., direct award) an extension to timelines. This would be based on a risk assessment that would be reviewed every 4 weeks to allow this work to be undertaken safely. This would be for a maximum period of 6 months with an estimated maximum total value of £621,831.


2)    To delegate authority to the Executive Director, Adult Social Care to direct award the individual placement contracts with the existing 13 placement providers for mental health supported accommodation. This is for a period of up to 36 months and the estimated maximum total value is £2,687,000.


3)    Approve the consolidation of the Service Recommissioning Team into integrated health and social care services for adults with Serious Mental Illness, via a Section 75 Agreement with GHCNHSFT. This is for a period of 36 month and the estimated maximum total value £1,043,985.

Report author: Cllr Carole Allaway Martin

Publication date: 22/07/2020

Date of decision: 22/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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