Mr Luke Edwards (Senior Commissioner) and Ms Heather Randle (Commissioner) were in attendance for this item
Mr Edwards introduced the report and said the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services Contract was due to end on the 31st March 2023. He stated that the service had a vision to provide a holistic offer of support for both those living with, and without, a mental health diagnosis and he gave a brief overview of what the service provided and how it was commissioned.
RESOLVED that the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health to:
(a) Award the contract, to the successful providers identified in Exempt Appendix A, for the provision of Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services (known as Live Well Kent and Medway) for a period of three years with the option to extend for further two years (24 months);
(b) Delegate authority to the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health and the Corporate Director for Finance, to agree the relevant contract extensions as required; and
(c) Delegate authority to the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health to take other relevant actions, including but not limited to finalising the terms of and entering into required contracts or other legal agreements, as necessary to implement the decision