What is the contract replacing?

The contract is for ‘new care plan business’ only – until and unless anything different is agreed with each provider.

The Supporting Independence Framework contract will encompass a number of types of support previously commissioned under separate arrangements, which include:

  • Community Based Support (non CQC regulated) – previously known as type 1 under the Framework Agreement
  • Spot ‘Enabling’ contracts (non CQC regulated)
  • Community Opportunities for People with Mental health needs – previously commissioned in the form of block contracts
  • Services previously commissioned under the ‘Buildings Based’ Day Opportunities Select Supplier List, for all adult Service User groups (Physical, Sensory, Learning Disability, Older People)