Issue details

21/00102 - Residential Care Contracts for People with LDPD and MH Needs

Proposed decision

Award new contracts for the provision of Residential Care for people with a Learning Disability, Physical Disability and people with Mental Health needs to the successful bidders identified following a procurement process and delegate authority to the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health to take other relevant actions, including but not limited to entering into and finalising the terms of relevant contracts or other legal agreements, as necessary to implement the decision.


Reason for the decision

Contracts for Residential Care Home Services for People with a Learning Disability, People with a Physical Disability and People with Mental Health Needs were awarded under decision number 18/0003, however provision was not made in that decision to allow new services to join the contract


Care homes form part of the services to meet statutory requirement for provision of services across Kent for People with a Learning Disability, People with a Physical Disability and People with Mental Health Needs. This provision relates to Strategic Outcome 2 and 3.


          Focus on improving lives by ensuring that every penny spent in Kent is delivering better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities, and businesses

          Older and vulnerable residents are safe and supported with choices to live independently

          Those with long term conditions are supported to manage their conditions through access to good quality care and support



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2021

Decision due: Not before 17th Dec 2021 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing


The proposed decision will be discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee meeting on 1 December 2021.

Financial implications: It is estimated that costs for new services joining the Residential Care Home Services Contract will be an approximately £4.7m increase to the overall value of the contract. Current contract arrangements are for a minimum of 4 years with 2 x 2 year extensions. The overall value includes contracts to be awarded under this key decision and contracts awarded under the earlier decision number 20/0030.

Legal implications: New services joining the contract will be assessed in line with current Public Contract Regulations 2015 and therefore there is a low risk of legal challenge.

Equalities implications: The Equality Impact Assessment has been updated with the changes proposed and can be fully considered