Adult Social Care and Joint Commissioning and Contracts

The Joint Commissioning Team (JCT) is responsible for commissioning social care services for adults, children and young people. The Contracts’ Team is responsible for procurement, contracting and monitoring of contracts.

The JCT has a key role in the drafting the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which it uses as the basis for service planning. It commissions a wide range of services from the independent, voluntary and statutory sector. This is based on a market position statement which aims to help providers identify opportunities to develop services in partnership with the Council.

Information about providers that we currently have a contract with including local Care Homes, Domiciliary Care and Supported Living can be found in the Adult Social Care and Health Directory.

The role of contract monitoring is to ensure that good safe services are delivered. This includes:
- Providing support to the tendering and procurement process
- Providing effective contract monitoring of contracted services
- Supporting providers to improve service delivery
- Ensuring that registered providers are compliant contractually and with regulatory services


Last Updated: 8 March 2020