Decision details

Decision to inject Supporting Families funding into to 3 x contracts to enable Specialist Coordinator Roles in Early Help

Reference: D55807

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Request to vary the contracts with Humankind (DN210921), Touchstone (DN325642) & Women’s Aid (DN194503 - CONTRACT-9Y9N-Z2LOII) to enable continuation of Specialist Coordinator Roles in Early Help.

This provision has been in place since 2019 via delegated decisions: D48705, D52901 & D55039.

The variation would be from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2025.

The total cost for the decision is: £772,454 and is fully funded via the Supporting Families grant.

It is considered that continuing with these roles supports the outcomes of the Leeds Early Help Review and is in line with the recommendations of the McAllister review. 

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families approved the following:

 

1)  An injection to the contract for the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service (currently held with Humankind and known as Forward Leeds DN210921). The injection of funds is Supporting Families - Earned Autonomy funding of up to £250,262.00 to commence on 1st April 2023 for 24 months for the purposes of 3 x specialist coordinators for substance misuse. A new contract for the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service is to be awarded to commence on 1st April 2023 and a separate decision has been sought for this (D55671).

 

2)  An injection to the contract for the Community Based Mental Health Service (currently held with Touchstone and known as Live Well Leeds DN325642). The injection of funds is Supporting Families - Earned Autonomy funding of up to £277,793.00 to commence on 1st April 2023 for 24 months for the purposes of 3 x specialist coordinators for mental health. The current contract with Touchstone is due to expire on 31st March 2024. A variation in respect of this injection will be made for 12 months (1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024) in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 21.7 and under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 via Regulation 72 (1) (b) Modification of contracts during their terms. The tender for the new Community Based Mental Health Service for a new contract commencing on 1st March 2024 will include an injection of supporting Families funding for 12 months.

 

3)  An injection to the contract for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Services (currently held with Leeds Women’s Aid and known as Leeds Domestic Violence Service DN194503 - CONTRACT-9Y9N-Z2LOII). The injection of funds is Supporting Families - Earned Autonomy funding of up to £244,400.00 to commence on 1st April 2023 for 24  months for the purposes of 3 x specialist coordinators for domestic violence. This will be done via a variation to the contract in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 21.7 and under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 via Regulation 72 (1) (b) Modification of contracts during their terms.

 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Adults and Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships

Other reasons / organisations consulted

N/A

Contact: Helen Stevens, Commissioning Officer 0113 2478684 Email: helen.stevens@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 18/11/2022

Date of decision: 28/11/2022

Date comes into force if not called in: 06/12/2022

Call-in deadline date: 05/12/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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