Decision details

Sensory Needs Services Tender

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the strategic procurement plan for adults sensory needs services


That the Strategic Procurement Plan for procuring a provider (or multiple providers) for sensory needs services for Bracknell Forest residents be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The Care Act 2014 places a duty on local authorities to ensure that people with sensory impairments are supported by professionals with relevant skills and experience.  Providing this support will meet the minimum requirements under the Care Act, and ensure that people with visual, hearing or dual sensory loss are afforded the opportunity to live as independently as possible and access their community safely.  This is expected to reduce the risk of social isolation and the impact this can have on other acute services.

Alternative options considered:

The options considered are detailed in the Strategic Procurement Plan.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Not known until tenders have been submitted.

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Commissioning Team will consult with key stakeholders through a variety of communication channels; telephone, meetings, feedback requests


Adult Community Team
Current service providers
Other Local Authorities
Service users

Contact: Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning Email: Tel: 01344 354142.

Report author: Thom Wilson

Publication date: 14/12/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 22/12/2021

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