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Establishment of a Day Centre provision for care assisted young people at Trevone House

Meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet (Item 9)

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Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years sought Cabinet agreement for the commissioning of a Day Service provision for care assisted young people, delivered at Trevone House, to promote the development of social skills, independence, wellbeing, and attain accredited qualifications, thereby supporting the young people to progress.

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

 

(a) conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the provision of Day Service activities centre services at the multi agency resource hub building at Trevone House Gloucester The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of 4 years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

 

(b) award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

 

(c) determine whether to exercise the option to extend such contract for a further period of not more than 2 years on the expiry of the initial 4 year term

 

Minutes:

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years sought Cabinet agreement for the commissioning of a Day Service provision for care assisted young people, delivered at Trevone House, to promote the development of social skills, independence, wellbeing, and attain accredited qualifications, thereby supporting the young people to progress.

 

In April 2019, Cabinet had agreed that an experienced Provider should be commissioned to deliver semi independent accommodation and support services for young people. These services, based at Trevone House in Gloucester benefitted young people and their families, as well as offering significant opportunity for savings with placement costs.

 

Commissioners believed that the establishment of a Day Service at Trevone House would provide the critical support needed by young people to address these identified needs.

 

The curriculum for those using the Day Service would be primarily about engagement and wellbeing. This additional service would incentivise, reward and encourage young people to participate in workshops and recognise their engagement and success in managing tenancy and moving on, managing good health and wellbeing, healthy food, exercise, sleep, dealing with money and rent and developing practical life skills. The programme would also provide strategies to maintaining good mental health, avoiding drugs and alcohol and avoiding offending and anti-social behaviour.

 

The paper was requesting to undertake a competitive procurement exercise for the Day Service at Trevone House.This option would ensure that GCC was complaint with the Public Procurement Regulations (2015) which required fair and open competition. The option would require GCC to undertake a compliant tender process to the open market. 

 

Members endorsed the points raised, discussing two recent awards for which Trevone House had been nominated and the positive impact the centre was having, and would continue to have, on young people.

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

 

(a) conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the provision of Day Service activities centre services at the multi agency resource hub building at Trevone House Gloucester. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of 4 years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

 

(b) award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

 

(c) determine whether to exercise the option to extend such contract for a further period of not more than 2 years on the expiry of the initial 4 year term