A paper seeking approval to tender for Community Autism Support Services.
Cabinet Portfolio Holders: Councillors Margaret Bell and Jeff Morgan
Councillor Margaret Bell introduced this report which sought approval to go out to tender for a redesigned service as set out in the report. Councillor Jeff Morgan welcome the all-age approach being taken.
Councillor John Holland welcomed the proposals as part of a bigger strategy, particularly noting concerns from residents regarding diagnosis times and the support available.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse sought clarification behind the rational of the short contract length and was advised that this an assurance measure to test a new partnership alongside a new type of commission.
1. Approves proceeding with an appropriate procurement process for the provision of Coventry and Warwickshire’s All-Age Community Autism Support Services by the Council on behalf of Coventry City Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
2. Approves and authorises the Strategic Director for People in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health and the Portfolio Holder for Children and Families to enter into all relevant contracts for the provision of Coventry and Warwickshire’s All-Age Community Autism Support Services on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources.