Decision details

Decision to vary contract with Touchstone to enable Specialist Coordinator Roles in the Early Help Hubs

Reference: D55262

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Deputy Director, Children & Families Social Work approved an increase in value of a recent variation agreement:

In March 2022 a decision (D55039) was taken to approve a variation to contract the contract held with Touchstone – Leeds (DN325642) for the Community Based Mental Health Service (known as Live Well Leeds) in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 21.7 and with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 under the Regulation 72 (1)(b) Modification of contracts during their terms. The variation was to ‘include additional Children & Families Earned Autonomy investment of up to £120k p.a. to commence on 1st April 2022 for 12 months years for the purposes of 3 x specialist coordinators for mental health.’

We are now seeking an additional approval of £6k: taking the total variation to £126k.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Helen Stevens, Commissioning Officer 0113 2478684 Email:

Publication date: 11/05/2022

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