Decision is needed to enable sufficient
provision of Older Persons Residential and Older Persons Nursing
care beds across Kent so that the market can fulfil KCC’s
statutory duty to place those assessed as requiring this type of
care. By securing sufficient provision at a ‘fair
price’ for all those in need of residential/nursing care, KCC
will continue to meet the aim of the council being a commissioning
authority. These contracts directly support two of the
• Support the transformation of health and social care in Kent.
• Improve services for the most vulnerable people in Kent.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/05/2014
Decision due: Not before 29th Aug 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Christy Holden, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Children and Young People’s Services 0300 333 5503.
Consultation was undertaken with residential
and nursing care home providers throughout the procurement process.
A series of consultation events were held in February 2014,
followed by tender workshops in April 2014. Questions and queries
from providers were addressed via the Kent Business
Financial implications: Christy Holden Head of Strategic Commissioning, Accommodation Solutions 0300 333 5503
Legal implications: 14/00066