Scotland Excel

Scotland Excel

Contract Register - Care Home Services for Older People

Contract Number: 0100
Contract Category: Social Care
Contract Team: Social Care
Procurement Lead: Christina Fraser
Contract Type: National Contract
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A significant majority of placements, in older people residential care, throughout Scotland are purchased from the independent and voluntary sector through the model National Care Home Contract (NCHC). The NCHC has existed since 2006 and has provided a sound contractual platform offering transparency and consistency for both purchasers and providers of older people residential care. Since the publication of the Task Force report on Residential Care for Older People, in 2014, there have been a number of emerging initiatives taking forward the recommendations contained within the report.

To support some of the work being undertaken Scotland Excel is funded by 30 local authorities to provide procurement and contract management functions relating to care home services for older people. Scotland Excel has been working closely with a range of stakeholders; including Scottish Government, CoSLA, Scottish Local Government Partnership, Social Work Scotland, council / HSCP lead officers and provider representative organisations.

There are four main areas of activity, for which, Scotland Excel has lead development responsibility within the wider reform agenda:

  • Market intelligence
  • Financial risk monitoring
  • Cost analysis
  • Procurement strategy

In addition to this project consideration is being given to the wider reform of services for older people, through the establishment of expert groups, led by CoSLA. The work being undertaken by Scotland Excel will maximise the natural synergies that exist, within the various elements of work being undertaken, in order to advance the larger aims and objectives of the reform of older people services in Scotland.