Decision details

Help for Carers Service Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The decision is to award a contract to South Thames Crossroads for a respite sitting service. The service has operated in the borough for a number of years, and is highly regarded by carers and users. The workers are fully trained to offer care and support to people with disabilities, including learning disabilities and dementia.


This report proposes award of three year cost and volume contract for the provision of home based respite day and night service to Help for Carers, from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019, and with an option to extend this for a further 2 years to 31 March 2021. The service recently changed its name on 11 February to Help for Carers. It was previously known as South Thames Crossroads. The service is predominantly for carers of older people.

Publication date: 29/06/2016

Date of decision: 07/07/2016

Effective from: 16/07/2016

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