Issue details

17/00078 - Physical Disability Wellbeing Core Offer

To tender for a new contract to deliver an information, advice and peer support service for people with a physical disability.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Abandoned

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/09/2017

Decision due: Not before 24th Oct 2017 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Anne Tidmarsh

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Sarah Challiss, Commissioning Officer Tel: 03000 415488 Email: sarah.challiss@kent.gov.uk.

Consultees

The proposed decision was discussed and endorsed by the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 29 September 2017. The minute of that discussion will be included in the decision paperwork which the Cabinet Member will be asked to sign.

 

Public Consultation was undertaken between 17July 2017 and 4 September 2017.

 

Financial implications: The current spend on Physical Disability grants is £181,053. The plan is to reinvest this whole amount into the new service. This equates to £905,265 over the life of the contract which will be five years, if the two year extension clause is used.

Legal implications: The new service will be procured through a fully competitive tender process.

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment has been completed and has been reviewed and updated throughout the consultation and co-production process. The Equality Impact Assessment has highlighted risks around people with disabilities other than physical and those under the age of 16, who won’t be able to access the new service. Respondents to the consultation also raised concerns that this service would not be available to all disabilities. In light of the findings from the Equality Impact Assessment and the consultation we have adapted the scope of the offer and will ensure that the helpline and website is accessible to all. The successful provider will then need to devise a system to identify and signpost to appropriate services.

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