Decision details

Living Well Network Alliance

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet will be asked to approve the award of a 7 year (plus option to extend by a further 3 years) Alliance Agreement which will encompass the majority of adult mental health social care services funded by the Council and those funded by NHS


In introducing the report the Cabinet Member for Healthier and Stronger Communities (job share), Councillor Jim Dickson, informed Cabinet that this report was seeking approval of a partnership agreement with the NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). He explained that the Living Well Network Alliance would have a term of 7 – 10 years and would be underpinned by a section 75 agreement.


Councillor Dickson thanked officers from both organisations for the work in getting this ready for a 1st July launch.


The Strategic Director for Adults and Health, Helen Charlesworth-May, told Cabinet that it was unclear how health services would look in the future and the alliance, to some degree, was helping to shape that future. She further stated that there were risks with the approach but the current status quo was not sustainable.


The Leader of the Council also thanked officers for their worked and also highlighted the importance and value of working with our health partners.



1.         To agree to the extension of the Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA) and existing S75 Partnership Agreement (covering IPSA) for the period 1 April to 30 June 2018. The contract value for this period will be £2.395m, of which the Council will contribute £982,000.


2.         To agree to enter into a new S75 Partnership Agreement with Lambeth CCG from 1 July 2018 for the length of the LWNA term and to delegate final sign off on the terms of the Agreement to the Council Strategic Director for Adults and Health and the CCG’s Accountable Officer and Chief Financial Officer.


3.         To agree to enter into the LWN Alliance Agreement from 1 July 2018 to 31 March 2025 (with an optional extension to 31 March 2028) with Lambeth CCG, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Thames Reach and Certitude and to delegate final sign off on the terms of the Agreement to the Council Strategic Director for Adults and Health and CCG’s Chief Officer and Chief Finance Officer. The projected total funding envelope over 7 years is £458m and £652m over 10 years.


4.         To note that all of the recommendations above are subject to attaining approval from all Alliance partner boards, the satisfactory conclusion of due diligence work and approval from NHS England and NHS Improvement through the Integrated Support and Assurance Process (ISAP).

Report author: Karen Proudfoot

Publication date: 11/04/2018

Date of decision: 19/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 31/03/2018

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