Issue details

Shared Lives Service Recommission

The Shared Lives Service is a form of support where Customers share the family home of a specially recruited and trained Shared Lives Carer and their family. The purpose of the Shared Lives Service is to support Customers to live as independently as possible and to achieve and maintain their desired potential in relation to their physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity, with the aim of assisting each individual Customer to develop their potential and organise systems to promote a pathway leading to reduced dependence and greater independence.

We have a current contract with PSS UK LTD which is due to expire on 31st March 2020. The original contract was let on 1st April 2016 for a period of two years with the option to extend for a further period of two years. As the contract value is £1,142,000 per annum a cabinet decision is required to recommission the service.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/07/2019

Decision due: 18/09/19 by Cabinet

Lead member: Alan White, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

Lead director: Director of Health and Care

Department: Health and Care

Contact: Andrew Jepps Email: Tel: 01785 278557, Andy Marriott Email:



Public or Private Decision: Public

Service Area: Care Commissioning


Agenda items


  • Shared Lives Service Recommission  

Background papers