Decision details

Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People in Lambeth

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A new short breaks offer or a three and a half year term, with an option to extend twice for one year (1+1), effective from 01 October 2019.



1.         To award framework contracts to the following nine providers for the provision of Short Breaks from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023. 

i.              Christ Church Oxford United Club t/a Ovalhouse Theatre

ii.             Lifelong Family Links

iii.            Loughborough Junction Action Group (Grove Adventure Playground)

iv.           Moving Matters (London) Ltd

v.             Oasis Children Venture

vi.           Michael Tippet School (Tippet Triangle)

vii.          Resources for Autism

viii.         The National Autistic Society

ix.           Whippersnappers


2.         To set up a three- year framework with three lots (1, 2, and 3) with contracts to be awarded from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023, with an estimated value of £2,700,000 with an option to extend on a one plus one basis, which will bring the framework value to £4,500,000 if awarded to 5 years.


3.         To award a contract for the delivery of Short Break activities at the Bolton Crescent Site (Lot 4) to Oasis Children’s Venture provider from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023 at an estimated annual value of £600,000 per annum / £1,800,000 over the three-year contract term, with an option to extend on an one plus one basis which will bring the total contract value to £3,000,000 if awarded over 5 years.


4.         To delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Social Care to approve the issuing of contracts (individual referrals) purchased through the placement process. 

Publication date: 22/06/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

Effective from: 08/07/2020

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