Issue - decisions

Enhanced Supported Living Framework

22/04/2022 - Procurement of an Enhanced Supported Living Framework


The purpose of the report was to seek approval for the development of procurement strategy for the establishment of a local Enhanced Supported Living Framework.  The proposed local enhanced supported living framework would offer a range of services which support disabled people to live in the community and would have 4-year term, with an estimated value of £7.5m. The Enhanced Supported Living Framework would be part of a spectrum of service models to meet the needs of people who are eligible for social care support in future.


Enhanced supported living was an enhanced version of the current local supported living framework. It would be designed to support the needs of individuals who were perceived as complex by services and require support and/or accommodation.




RESOLVED: That Co-operative Executive:-



1.    Approves the procurement strategy for providers to deliver enhanced supported living services for individuals with needs relating to complex Learning Disability /Autism as detailed and set out in the report;


2.    Delegates authority to the Director of Adult Health and Social Care, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Director of Legal and Governance to agree the terms of the framework contract and award the framework contract and any subsequent call-off contracts to the successful tenderers; and


3.    Where no current authority exists, delegates authority to the Director of Adult Health and Social Care, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Director of Legal and Governance, to take such steps to meet the aims and objectives as detailed and set out in the report.




Reasons for Decision




It was anticipated that the recommended option will deliver the following outcomes:

  • The Council can meet its statutory duties under the Care Act 2014.
  • The market will be stabilised and diversified, with increased provision to meet the needs of the cohort of people with a learning disability/autism who have complex support needs.
  • The Council will be able to ensure Value for Money by agreeing a ceiling on the hourly rate with contracted providers and entering into a dialogue on a case-by-case basis for each call off.
  • The Council can be assured of the quality of the provision it has commissioned and will monitor the quality outcomes under the terms of the Framework
  • People will be supported to live within their local community with the right level of support




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The other options considered were to do nothing and be reliant on the existing Supported living Framework or to include a Lot for enhanced supported in the April 2023 Working Age Framework.




A local framework can be wider than the regional Framework i.e. include prevention, return from out of city residential care, help with transition and other complex needs. An Enhanced Framework:

  • will facilitate smoother transition from an enhanced service to the standard framework where the same organisation provides both
  • will allow small local organisations with local community-based networks who did not wish to bid to be on the wider regional framework to support people who display behaviours that challenge
  • can be re-opened our discretion, offering more local control over the market
  • will allow closer control over price
  • builds on the success of positive relationships with local framework and current non-framework providers




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Executive Director, People Services




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee