Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Leeds City Council (LCC) and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (LCHT) shall enter into a cooperation agreement with the objective to work co-operatively to provide an integrated Therapeutic Social Work Service (TSWS) to some of the city’s most vulnerable young people.
As part of the cooperation agreement LCH shall provide Clinical Psychologists and a Speech & Language therapy who will be integrated within LCC’s TSWT.
The cooperation agreement will provide structural integration within LCH to ensure interfaces with LCH services under contracts held by LCH with NHS commissioners. These interfaces are underpinned by well-developed pathways, shared information systems, shared infrastructure and consistent clinical supervision and continued professional development. Structural and functional integration ensures a seamless service for C&F accessing a range of health and social services.
The Director of Children and Families gave approval to enter into a cooperation agreement to Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (LCHT) under the Regulation 12(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for provision of clinical psychology & speech and language therapy input into the Therapeutic Social Work Team (TSWT). The total maximum value of the agreement is £579,926
The cooperation agreement shall commence on the 1st June 2020. There are two elements to the contract:
a) Element 1 - LCHT will recruit permanent posts (psychology & SaLT) and the agreement will be for 3 years to expire on the 31st May 2023. The value of this element is £445,552.
b) Element 2 - LCHT will recruit to a temporary post (psychology) for 12 months to expire initially on 31st May 2021. This element will be reviewed each year with the aim of extending for a further 2 x 12 months; subject to funding being available. The value of this element is £134,374 for the full 3 years. The value for the first year is £44,320.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Consultation is ongoing with LCH to establish the terms of the agreement.
Service Delivery Manager & Team Manager - CSWS
Contact: Helen Stevens, Commissioning Officer 0113 2478684 Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 24/03/2020
Date of decision: 01/04/2020
Effective from: 09/04/2020