Decision details

Re-commissioning of Community-Based Intensive Support Service – Without Walls Service.

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


Recommissioning of Community-Based Intensive Support Service - Without Walls Service, from 12th of March 2021 to 11 March 2024.

The service is to recommission services for the service users who are considered to be either at the cusp or within the transforming care cohort. These service users have learning disability and/or autism who display challenging behaviour. There is no other service in Lambeth capable to deliver services which require high skills and expertise and is local and closer to the homes of the service users.


1.            To note the spend from 12 to 31 March 2021, for an amount of £13,808.


2.            To waive contract standing orders 8.2 to award the Without Walls Service (WWS) Contract to Elfrida Rathbone (Rathbone) for a term of three plus two years from 12 March 2021 to 31 March 2024, with the option to extend to 31 March 2026. The award will comprise the following:


a.    To fund the WWS at the current enhanced level in year one from 12 March 2021 to 31 March 2022. This will be at a total cost of £265,808 (Annual value of £252,000 plus additional funding of twenty days from 12 March 2022 to 31 March 2022 amounting to £13,808)

b.    Subject to the success of the above service model at the expanded level in year one, to agree to fund the service at the same expanded level in year two and year three (from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024) at a total cost of £252,000 per annum

c.     Where the expanded service has not proven to be successful in year one, to agree funding at a service level of £172,000 per annum in year two and three (from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024). The total value of this procurement will be at a maximum value of £1.274m.


3.            To note the additional spend of £141,012 on the WWS contract from 12 March 2018 to 11 March 2021, bringing the total value of the contract for this period to £590,925. The original contract value of the WWS was for a maximum value of £449,913.



Publication date: 23/03/2021

Date of decision: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 10/04/2021

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