Recommissioning services funded by Supporting People

Recommissioning services funded by Supporting People

Information on the recommissioning of services funded by Supporting People, including commissioning timetable and consultation plans

We met with service providers, service users and other stakeholders in 2018 to discuss how services currently funded by Supporting People should be redesigned and recommissioned.  

In October 2018, Cabinet decided to extend our current contracts to support:

  • people in sheltered housing
  • older people
  • people with mental health issues, learning difficulties, autism or sensory impairment needs

Our plan for these services is in line with our Better Lives programme, which aims to improve the lives of people with care or support needs. 

Consultation on our draft commissioning plan

We’ve extended our existing contracts until April 2020. 

We’ll now consult on what we should do after April 2020.  

We’ll do this by:

  • getting the views of all individuals, groups and organisations involved in these services in Bristol
  • running a public consultation on our draft commissioning plan (pdf, 637KB) (opens new window) , which will help us decide how we buy the right type of support for people with care or support needs 

The consultation will run from 12 March 2019 to 30 April 2019.

Take part in the consultation.

Our equalities impact assessment for Supporting People commissioning (pdf, 473KB) (opens new window)  looks at the impact the new plan could have on people with protected characteristics and the actions we have identified as result. 

To find out more email

Engagement event for service providers

Thursday 25 April 2019
10am to 11.30am
City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Talk to us about how we’ll buy these services in future. The event is free, but you need to register in advance on the Eventbrite website.  

Proposed timescale 

  • February 2019: Commissioning plan published
  • February to March 2019: Consultation process
  • March to June 2019: Finalise plan and specifications
  • June 2019: Cabinet decision
  • August 2019: Tender published 
  • November 2019: Contract awarded
  • December 2019 to March 2020: Contract implemented
  • April 2020: New services go live