Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health - Wednesday, 7th February, 2024 11.00 am

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Contact: Belinda Trunfull  01273 335230

No. Item


Decisions made by the Lead Member on 21 November 2023 pdf icon PDF 102 KB


36.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2023.


Disclosure of interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


37.1     There were none.


Urgent items

Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.


38.1     There were none.




39.1     A copy of the report referred to below is included in the minute book.


Agreement to extend the Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service contract pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.


40.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health regarding the extension of the existing contract for adult Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services by the permitted 24 months.




40.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the extension of the current Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services Contract by the permitted 24 months.




40.3     Invoking the contract extension would maintain consistency of service delivery, resulting in a better service for residents.


40.4     The Service Provider would be contractually required to adhere to all the key principles of the Service which include tailoring the Services to the individual, the Service being flexible in duration and intensity of support and intervention as required and modifying Service delivery to meet emerging need, if required.


40.5     A full recommissioning process would then begin in April 2025, to allow a new contract to commence on 1 April 2026. As part of this recommissioning process, a thorough assessment of all potential service providers capable of delivering community drug and alcohol treatment services in East Sussex will take place via market engagement events between January and April 2025.