Our new residential and nursing care home plans and tender opportunities.

Our aim is to enable people to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

If our assessments show that residential or nursing care is the only safe way to meet someone's needs,  these services will be commissioned and brokered.

We currently commission residential and nursing care through a Care Home open framework. The open framework has been running since 2016 and will end early 2024. The framework is closed to new tender submissions.

We're in the process of reviewing the framework services. We aim to recommission this, and other frameworks we run, into one Single Adult Social Care Framework.

The current framework will remain operational for existing Framework Providers until the end of the contracted period: March 2024.

Implementation of the new Single Adult Social Care Framework and transitional arrangements for existing Care Home Framework Providers will be developed and communicated closer to the launch date.

Future commissioning model

We're working on our future commissioning model for care home provision.

More information about the future commissioning model will be discussed through planned further engagement and items at the Main Provider Forum.