Decision Maker: Director of Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for the procurement of a new
Participation Support (Self Advocacy) Service from 1 April
To extend the current Participation Support
Contract for a 6-month period. This would take the contract end
date from 1st April 2024 to 30th September 2024.
The service is critical to developing and
enabling the participation of people with a learning disability
and/or autism in the Directorate’s work as well as that of
the Council more broadly. It is crucial to the delivery of the
Directorate’s requirements and ambitions around coproduction,
as set out in the CQC Assurance Framework, HAS 2025 and HAS
improvement themes. This links into the development and delivery of
strategies including the Learning Disability Strategy and Autism
Strategy, as well as supporting Public Health priorities through
the coproduction of solutions to health and social
A 6 month contract extension has been agreed to allow additional time to fully explore and consider the options of what a new Participation Support Service contract may look like to ensure best value and equity.
Re-procurement of a new participation support
service to start in April 2024 was considered and rejected.
The proposed extension is to allow time to re-procure the service without disrupting the service itself.
Publication date: 24/10/2023
Date of decision: 20/10/2023
Effective from: 01/11/2023