Issue details

Dynamic Purchasing System – Semi-Independent Accommodation (Children’s)

To seek approval to commence an open tender for semi-independent and supported housing providers to join the Council’s bespoke Dynamic Purchasing System; ATLAS.

In addition to this, approval is being sought to allocate a budget of £9,000,000 funding over a period of six years  from the Looked After Children, Leaving Care and Asylum Seekers services for placements made under the following six categories:

1.    16-18+ Semi- Independent Accommodation - Minimal Support

2.    16-18+ Semi- Independent Accommodation - Therapeutic/additional support

3.    18+ Shared House - Welfare Check

4.    18+ Standalone Accommodation - Floating Support

5.    18+ Standalone Accommodation - Therapeutic/additional support

6.    18+ HMO - Welfare Check

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/10/2020

Decision due: Not before 13th Oct 2022 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Director Children's Services

Department: Children's Services

Contact: Email:


All relevant, members, officers and business partners will be consulted, together with Market Stakeholders, ISS Team and Leaving Care Teams.


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