Proposed decision: Procurement of an integrated Domestic Abuse Support Service and delegation of authority to the Corporate Director of Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, or other nominated officer, to commission the integrated service on behalf of its partners.
The proposed decision relates to Corporate Objectives as the provision of an integrated Domestic Abuse Service meets statutory responsibilities and supports Kent County Council’s vision to:
• Tackle disadvantage
• Reduce avoidable demand on health and social care services
• Focus on improving lives by ensuring that every penny spent in Kent is
delivering better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities and businesses
• Enable adults in Kent to lead independent lives, safely in their own community
The total amount being spent in grants and contracts on Domestic Abuse at present is £3.2m; of this funding, £1.74m is in contracts delivering housing-related support. It is anticipated that, by pooling budgets and commissioning collaboratively, efficiencies can be made to deliver a greater range of interventions within the funding envelope, targeting prevention in escalation and a greater efficacy in the service. The full value of the contract is anticipated to be £1.93m.
Legal advice will be necessary to establish the necessary delegation of authority to enable the County Council to commission on behalf of its partners.
An equalities impact assessment will be necessary for any substantive change or diminution of service provision.
An integrated approach, co-commissioned with key partners, will enable a more balanced provision across the county, address the inequity of provision and afford better value for money by reducing duplication
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/02/2016
Decision due: Not before 17th Oct 2016 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead director: Mark Lobban
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Melanie Anthony, Commissioning and Development Manager 03000 417208 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 694937.
The matter was discussed at the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee in December 2014, when the Committee gave in-principle support to explore opportunities to reshape provision of Domestic Abuse support.
matter was also discussed at the Adult Social Care and Health
Cabinet Committee on 3 December 2015, when the Committee endorsed
the commencement of the procurement process to commission an
integrated Domestic Abuse Service across Kent.
The proposed decision will be discussed at the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee meeting on 11 October 2016.
addition, a series of consultations with providers, carers and
service users have been undertaken in order to support the
co-production of the service specification.
Financial implications: Mel Anthony Commissioning and Development Manager 03000 417208 Melanie.email@example.com
Legal implications: 16/00014