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Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet is recommended to extend the current arrangements for awarding Homecare Provision whilst the new model of homecare is designed and implemented.



Cabinet approved up to 12-months extension to the current Dynamic Purchasing System for home-based support.




Extend the current arrangements to develop a new model of home-based support

Pros – Allows sufficient time for the development of a new model of home-based support, supporting home-based support providers to be sustainable and ensuring the future model supports individuals to be as independent as possible


Cons – Requires extension on the current arrangements.


This option is recommended.


Do not extend the current arrangements and recommission a new model of home-based support from 1st October 2019


Pros – Supports development of an integrated system, supports sensible MDTs, supports Providers to be sustainable.


Cons – Without proper time to develop the model and consult with partners chances of failure of model increase dramatically.


This option is not recommended.


Do nothing (allow contracts to expire and do not commission alternative arrangements)


Pros – No known benefits


Cons – Without model in place high chance of increased spot purchasing at higher costs, lack of an integrated model, increased likelihood of system breakdown, provider withdrawal due to lack of certainty of business.


This option is not recommended.



Report author: Darren Newman

Publication date: 05/09/2019

Date of decision: 05/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

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