Issue details

Contract award for Mental Health Adult Social care floating support; supported accommodation services and the Living Well Partnership (LWP)

To waive section 8.2 of the Council’s contract standing orders for reasons of demonstrable best interest, to extend the 9 contracts for mental health supported accommodation and community support services by 24 months from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2022.


The rationale for this extension is based on the importance of these services for meeting the needs of Lambeth residents with serious and enduring mental illness. The extension will enable the Alliance to (1) continue to provide essential services in order to meet the needs of vulnerable adults (2) complete financial modelling, needs analysis and contract reviews, (3) implement a framework agreement for MH supported accommodation and community support from April 2021, and (4) undertake ‘call offs’ via a framework for Mental Health community support and supported accommodation based on revised specifications which will improve outcomes, quality and value.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/07/2020

Decision due: 24 Sep 2020 by Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Lead director: Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Adults Care

Department: Adults and Health

Contact: Jonathan Goodall, Senior Integrated Commissioning Officer, Mental Health 020 7926 4642, Email: Email: Tel: 020 7926 4642.