Issue - meetings
Commissioning Activity Q1
The Lead Commissioner, Community Care Market, introduced the report of the Director of Care and Health which notified Members of the commissioning activity for Quarter 1 of financial year 2022/2023 and recommended contract extensions where necessary. The report covered the Wirral Independence Service Medequip and also the Delegated Social Work contracts with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust and the Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Members queried details of the report which confirmed:
· Renewal of contracts will enable the Council to renew partnerships with stakeholders and enable the Council to consider future options for a future report.
· Contract values were based upon the existing price.
(1) a. the current Wirral Independence Service contract with Medequip on the terms set out in the report for a period of 2 years until 30th June 2024 at a total cost of £7.7m be extended
b. further S75 Agreement on substantially the same terms as those which currently apply with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust for a period of 6 weeks until 30th September 2023 at a total cost of £710,598 be entered into
c. a further S75 Agreement on substantially the same terms as those which currently apply with Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for a period of 16 months until 30th September 2023 at a total cost of £12,377,167 be entered into
d. the Director of Law and Governance in consultation with the Director for Adult Social Care and Health be authorised to negotiate and conclude both of the S75 Agreements within the overall financial envelope set out and on substantially the same terms as those which currently apply.
(2) the Director of Care and Health be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Committee in respect to the delivery of Delegated Social Work services.