Issue details

Mental Health Accommodation Based Support

In March 2021 the Cabinet approved an extension, until April 2022, of the Council’s contract with Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHCNHSFT) for the provision of Mental Health Supported Accommodation Services. This was to allow time for the recommissioning of such services to take place due to the operational difficulties caused by Covid-19.
The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval for the revised deadlines set out in within this report for the recommissioning of the Supported accommodation services project in respect of individuals requiring mental health supported accommodation.
The paper also seeks approval to split the current staffing funding within the current contract for the provision of Mental Health Accommodation Based Supported Services with GHCNHSFT into (a) funding provided to GHCNHSFT for a Placement Review Team; and (b) funding provided to Gloucestershire County Council’s (GCC) Adult Social Care Joint Commissioning Team to provide new joint commissioning resources.
These changes were originally approved by the Cabinet in July 2020 but this approval has lapsed due to the operational pressures of Covid 19.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/05/2021

Decision due: 23 Jun 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning

Contact: Professor Sarah Scott, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health Email:

Agenda items


  • Cabinet Report and EIA March 2021  

Background papers

  • Settled, Secure and Safe Lives in Gloucestershire Policy Cabinet Report  
  • Investing in Support for Homeless Vulnerable People – Interim Arrangements Cabinet Report 1st February 2017  
  • Investing in Support for People in Vulnerable Circumstances – Interim Arrangements Cabinet Report 27th September 2017  
  • Funding Supported Housing: Policy Statement and Consultation. October 2017 DCLG and DWP  
  • Individual Cabinet Member Decision Report March 2020  
  • Cabinet Report and DRS July 2020: Mental Health Accommodation Based Support