Issue details

Mental Health Accommodation Based Support

The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval for the new commissioning strategy for individuals requiring mental health supported accommodation. The current contracts are subcontracted via Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHCNHSFT) on NHS National Standard Sub-Contracts and end 30 September 2020.

The new commissioning programme will be initially to directly contract with existing providers through direct awards for the individual packages of care, while the Service Recommissioning Team is separated out and commissioned via the Section 75 arrangement, between GCC and GCCG, alongside other elements of mental health social work. Thus, becoming part of the main contract with GHCNHSFT for delivery of integrated health and social care services for adults with Serious Mental Illness.

The final stage will be the re-commissioning of these placements through the existing GCC framework within Social Care and Supporting People.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/06/2020

Decision due: 22 Jul 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Contact: Karl Gluck Email:


The following were engaged as part of developing the proposals:

Commercial Services
Strategic Finance
Legal Services
Current provider (Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust)
GCC and NHS staff including senior commissioners

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: Formal engagment commences July 2020