Issue details

Health and Social Care Advocacy Services – Extension of Current Contract

To seek approval:

1) To extend the term of the existing Adult Health And Social Care Advocacy services contract with the supplier known as POhWER
2) To amend such contract for the purpose of including new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) when they are introduced pursuant to anticipated legislation, thereby ensuring that the Council will be able to meet its legal duties thereunder.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/02/2020

Decision due: 11 Mar 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Contact: Karl Gluck Email:


Main Consultees:
The following were engaged as part of developing the proposals:
Relevant GCC support services, plus:
GCC Safeguarding Manager
GCC Mental Capacity Act Governance Manager
Relevant other GCC and NHS staff including senior commissioners
Current provider (POhWER)
NHS and GCC Complaints Managers
Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: Extension start date 1st August 2020 to 30th September 2022 (two years and two months)