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Decision details

Future Homecare Arrangements for Merton (New Framework and Procurement Process)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This is for the provision of Home Care Services to customers within LB Merton who are assessed as requiring such care and support. The services will be designed to enable customers to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible, as engaged and active citizens while living in their own homes (including sheltered housing schemes). This report sets out Adult Social Care (ASC) commissioning intentions to recommission homecare service for a period of 5 years from 01 October 2023 to 30 September 2028 without the option to extend.




A. That Cabinet approves the commissioning of Future Homecare Arrangements for a term of five (5) years without the option to extend.

B. That Cabinet approves the inclusion in the terms and conditions of the contract a requirement to pay London Living Wage for all staff engaged in delivering services under the contract.

C. That Cabinet delegates authority to the Executive Director for Adult Social Care, Integrated Care and Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health, the award of contracts to the successful bidders at the conclusion of the tender process.

D. That Cabinet notes the Fair Cost of Care Annex B: Merton domiciliary care report and Annex C Market Sustainability Plan which are being published on the Council’s website and will be submitted to the Department of Health and Social Care by the 31 March 2023 in order to comply with the Government’s requirements.

Report author: Amy Dumitrescu

Publication date: 22/02/2023

Date of decision: 20/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/02/2023

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