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Tier 3 Short Breaks Contract Extension by Variation

To vary, by a 12-month extension, the existing provider contracts awarded through the council’s Short Breaks Dynamic Purchasing System.

The cost of support provided through the contracts will depend on the assessed needs of individual children and families and will be met from the council’s short breaks budget.

The council provides a range of short breaks for disabled children and their carers and has operated a Dynamic Purchasing System since 2017. The Dynamic Purchasing System itself does not have an end date and has allowed new providers to become approved contractors during the period since 2017. Work will be completed during the proposed extension period to redesign the council’s short breaks offer to secure improved provision from April 2023.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/02/2022

Decision due: 26 July 2022 by Cabinet member children and families

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Department: Children and Young People

Contact: Richard Watson, Childrens joint commissioning manager Email: rwatson@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 383047.

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