Decision details

Commissioning a new model for the delivery of Supporting People Services

Reference: D42835

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the key principles and features of a new model for the delivery of commissioned housing related support.


The Director of Environment and Housing submitted a report providing a performance summary of the Housing Related Support commissioned programme during 2014/15 and updating the Board on the review and progress made towards developing a new model for the city which included the intended outcomes and benefits. In addition, the report sought the Board’s input and guidance on the model and forward work programme.


Members welcomed the proposed key principles and features of the new model, with reference being made to the person centred approach and the potential establishment of a triage system.



(a)  That the progress of the review, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;


(b)  That approval be given to proceed with the recommendations within the submitted report for the re-procurement / re-contracting of housing related support services in the context of the proposed key principles and features of a new model to a maximum budget of £10.4 million;


(c)  That it be noted that the Director of Environment and Housing will use his delegated authority in order to take commissioning and decommissioning decisions which will be a direct consequence of this key decision. (For example, approval of the detailed specifications for the procurement and subsequent contract awards, which will be at most significant operational decisions. This is subject to the decisions being in line with the key principles and features as described within the submitted Executive Board report).

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Communities

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Extensive consultation has taken place as part of the strategic review of commissioned housing related support services.


Stakeholders, providers, staff and service users.


Consultation has taken place with Directors, Executive and Lead Members whose portfolio includes services within scope of the review and will continue to be briefed and updated throughout the project timeline.

Contact: Tracey Phillips, Programme Leader Telephone: 0113 2476734 Email:

Report author: Tracey Phillips

Publication date: 26/10/2015

Date of decision: 21/10/2015

Decided at meeting: 21/10/2015 - Executive Board

Effective from: 31/10/2015

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