Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Options Appraisal for the Future Commissioning
Model for Supported Living Services in Staffordshire.
“Supported living services give people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues the care and support they need, while also ensuring they can be as independent as they wish. It is important that the services provided offer good quality care, promote independence, and offer the best value for money.
When looking at our future arrangements for the commissioning of supported living services in the county, we must talk to our service users, providers and other stakeholders to discuss the options available. That way, we can ensure our service users are getting the best quality of care that builds on their strengths and allows them to achieve the outcomes they want.”
Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care
Reasons for the Decision – To consider options and proposals for future commissioning arrangements for Supported Living services in Staffordshire including to extend current Supported Living contracts for one year to allow sufficient time to discuss the options with stakeholders, develop recommendations and return to Cabinet for approval of a preferred option.
Decision – (a) That the outcome of the options appraisal for future commissioning arrangements for Supported Living services in Staffordshire, be endorsed.
(b) That engagement with stakeholders to discuss the options and proposals, be approved.
(c) That the feedback from stakeholders be used to refine the options appraisal and develop recommendations for future commissioning arrangements for Supported Living services in Staffordshire, with these recommendations to be brought to a future Cabinet meeting for approval.
(d) That the additional one-year contract extension available in the current Supported Living contracts be used to extend these contracts until 30th September 2023.
Report author: Nicola Day
Publication date: 20/01/2022
Date of decision: 19/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 19/01/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 26/01/2022