Decision details

Approval to award a contract for Combined Sensory Services for Adults

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Commissioning

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Adult Social Care has specific duties under the Care Act 2014 to provide services to people with sensory impairments. This includes adults living in Surrey who are profoundly deaf, are Deaf and use British Sign Language, who are hearing impaired, sight impaired, severely sight impaired or who have dual sensory loss. The aim of all services is to provide sensory impaired people with appropriate support and resources to maintain and/or improve their health and wellbeing, enabling them to continue to live as independently as possible. The services are designed to reflect what sensory impaired people in Surrey want, what Surrey County Council (SCC) has an obligation to provide, and what services have been recommended within best practice or national guidelines. This service is delivered to adults over the age of 18 with a sight or hearing impairment which impairs their ability to live independently and who live within the Surrey border or are registered with a Surrey GP.


In line with Cabinet approval, a contract has been awarded to Sight for Surrey to deliver Combined Sensory Services.



Decision made:


It was agreed that a contract be awarded to Sight for Surrey at an annual value of £1,524,000. The total value across the life of the contract is £9,144,000.

The contract will be in place for three years with an option to extend for up to a further 36 months (1+1+1).


Reasons for the decision:

Reasons for Decision:

Adult Social Care has specific duties under the Care Act 2014 (s.78) to provide services to adults who are Deaf, or who have sight and/or hearing impairments and awarding a new contract will enable these duties to be met.


Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 07/04/2021

Date of decision: 29/03/2021