Decision details

Direct award of contract to provide floating support and drop-in surgeries for people aged 55+

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks Cabinet Member approval relating to two contracts for older people’s support and social inclusion services. The first, for floating support and advice surgeries is provided by Notting Hill Genesis (at the time the contract was let this was Notting Hill Housing Trust (Society number 16558R) who have since merged with Genesis Housing Association Limited (Society number 31241R)) and Bishop Creighton House – who provided activity sessions for over 55s.


Alternative options considered:

1) Allow both contracts to expire 31 October 2018. These are not statutory services so the council has no obligation to continue with them. However, some of the services are helping people to maintain independence and this intervention can reduce the need for more higher cost health and social care services.

2) Re-procure all the current services. As there is not enough time to undertake a tender process by the end of October 2018, both the current contracts will need to be extended by a minimum of five months to allow for this.

3) Allow the Bishop Creighton House contract to expire on 31 October 2018 and extend the Notting Hill Genesis contract by seven months. Officers consider that the Bishop Creighton House contract is not currently cost effective and is duplicating services delivered by others.


Publication date: 30/11/2018

Date of decision: 01/11/2018

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