Extra Care Housing Commissioning Plan Consultation

Closed 18 Jul 2021

Opened 7 Jun 2021


Bristol City Council is reviewing the care and support services delivered in Extra Care Housing (ECH) that are funded by the council’s Adult Social Care budget. The council is looking at what services are delivered and how the council would like to commission (buy) these services in the future. 

An ECH scheme is where people have their own self-contained homes as part of a larger complex, have a legal right to occupy the property, and have the provision of an onsite care and support service. Bristol City Council currently spends approximately £4.8m per annum on care and support in ECH across the city for people over 55 years of age. Care and support providers deliver personal care and support services for people living in ECH schemes.

Getting care and support services right is important so the council wants to make sure the services it funds are right for people who live in ECH now and in the future.

The council has written a commissioning plan for the new care and support contracts in ECH. The ECH commissioning plan sets out what ECH services would be provided and how the council proposes to buy in those services from other organisations. 

The ECH commissioning plan is the subject of this consultation and is available here.

The results of this consultation will inform the final version of the commissioning plan. The consultation asks what you think of:

  1. the key areas of focus for the draft commissioning plan
  2. the types of care and support services to be commissioned
  3. what the council will pay for future care and support services (pricing options)
  4. the way the council buys care and support services from ECH providers (purchasing options)

A map which shows the ECH schemes where the care and support contracts are due for recommissioning is available here.

You can request alternative formats of this consultation by contacting the Adult Commissioning Team on ECHCommissioning@bristol.gov.uk or by calling 07385 417 339.

To use the interactive PDF version of this survey, please download it from the bottom of this page and save it to your computer.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Older people's issues
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • Mental health
  • Social services and social care
  • Housing