Issue details

Contract Extension for the Oxleas NHS Trust Counselling and Support Service for Vulnerable Adults

The report seeks approval to extend the contract for the Counselling and Support Service for Vulnerable Adults.

Established in September 2015 the service constitutes part of the wider support and compensation package that has been put in place to assist individuals who have experienced and/or been affected by abuse and/or neglect whilst in the care of Shirley Oaks and other children’s homes managed by Lambeth Council.

The contract ended on 30th September 2018 and the intention to extend the contract from 1st October up to 30th June 2020 to provide psychological support to vulnerable people who may affected by abuse. Extension of the contract will ensure that that the council fulfils its obligations to safeguard the wellbeing of individuals, many of whom have significant emotional and psychological needs as a consequence the abuse and neglect they suffered.

This will mean that medium to longer term support is in place for individuals, including those who may wish to give to testimony to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) or making applications for compensation under the Lambeth Redress Scheme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2019

Decision due: 12 Mar 2019 by Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Adults and Health

Contact: David Orekoya, Lead Commissioner, Health Improvement Email: