Issue details

Older Persons Residential and Older Persons Nursing Contract re-let

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 council’s objectives:

• 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 Children's Commissioning 0300 333 5503.

Consultation process

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 Portal.

Financial implications: Christy Holden Head of Strategic Commissioning, Accommodation Solutions 0300 333 5503

Legal implications: 14/00066


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