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Ms Georgina Walton, Senior Project Manager, Innovation Delivery Team, was in attendance for this item.
1. Ms Walton introduced the report and set out the purpose of the Telecare Contract. Ms Walton said the contract extension would be for nine months to August 2023 which would allow time to procure and mobilise a new countywide Technology Enabled Care Service from April 2023.
2. Ms Walton responded to comments and questions from the committee, including the following:
(a) Asked how many of the 5,190 people currently supported by the service used digital technology, Ms Walton said the numbers were constantly changing but the majority (just under 5,000) were using analogue. There was an opportunity for future contractors to move from analogue to a digital solution.
(b) Members expressed their praise and support for the service.
(c) Asked, with reference to Financial Implications in paragraph 4.1 of the report, for clarity on the cost of the contract, Ms Walton said the annual cost of the contract was £650,000 and the contract value for the extended nine months was estimated at £385,000.
RESOLVED that the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health to delegateauthority to the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health, as set out in Option two, to modify the Telecare contract with Invicta Telecare Limited Trading as Careium for a period of nine months from 30 November 2022 to 31 August 2023 and to take relevant actions as necessary to implement the decision, be endorsed.