Issue details

Local Welfare Support Scheme and Emergency Welfare Support Scheme re-tender

To seek Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the delivery of a Local Welfare Support Service and Emergency Welfare Support Service.

To delegate authority to award the contract to the preferred tenderer(s) to the Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services.


To seek approval to make changes to the Welfare support scheme application process/eligibility criteria.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/05/2024

Decision due: 24 Jul 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s SafeGuarding and Early Years

Background papers

  • Officer Decision (21/03/2024): Local Welfare extension April 2024 - Oct 2024  
  • Cabinet Decision (23/02/2022): Local Welfare Provision 2022-2024 Contract Extension  
  • Cabinet Decision (18/07/2018): Tender and award a contract to deliver Gloucestershire Welfare Support Scheme  
  • Officer Decision (23/10/2023): Extension to the Framework Agreement for the Provision of Emergency Welfare Support Services  
  • Officer Decision (07/07/2022): Framework agreement award for Welfare Support Services