Decision details

Aiming High for Disabled Children - Commissioning Phase Two

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Children’s Services presented a report requesting approval to procure short breaks services for 2010/11 as part of the delivery of Aiming High for Disabled Children Project. It was reported that, after a thorough and robust commissioning process there were three requested services to which contracts had not been awarded: Sitting Service, Enablement Support Scheme and Emergency Support Scheme.  It was noted that Phase two of the process involved researching the most effective and efficient method to deliver the services.




(1)  contracts be awarded to Crossroads Care Cheshire West and Wirral Autistic Society contracts to deliver the Sitting Services;


(2)  a cost effective model be devised for an emergency support scheme, sustainable post March 2011, utilising the Local Authority Children with Disability Services; and


(3)  the Leisure Link programme be developed by recruiting additional capacity within the project team.


Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 31/03/2010

Date of decision: 18/03/2010

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/04/2010

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