The Council currently has a contract with the on-site care and support provider at each of the 14 extra care schemes across Essex at which placements are made by Adult Social Care. There are 10 different landlords and 6 different on-site care and support providers for the 14 schemes.
The contract with providers includes:
- The provision of planned personal care for residents who wish to receive their personal care package through the on-site care and support provider; and
- 24/7 on-site support. This provides a 24/7 in-person response to any unplanned care needs and/or emergencies. This 24/7 on-site support is available to all adults at the scheme and must be in place for a scheme to be designated as extra care, both in Essex and nationally.