Issue details

Contract Award For Infant Feeding And Perinatal Mental Health (Emotional Wellbeing) Peer Support Service, And Delegation Of Function Between Cambridgeshire County Council And Peterborough County Council

The Cabinet Member 


1.     Authorised Peterborough City Council (PCC) to be delegated the authority by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and for PCC to act as the lead authority in commissioning the Infant Feeding and Perinatal Mental Health Peer Support Service across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, which shall include the associated transfer of funding to PCC from 1 October 2023.  


2.     Authorised a Delegation and Partnering Agreement between PCC and CCC to enable the function to be transferred from CCC to PCC in respect of this service. 


3.     Authorised PCC to award the contract to the National Childbirth Trust for the period of 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2025 (contract value £301,500.00 (PCC £176,378 and CCC £125,122)) with the option to extend for a further period of 12 months (estimated £194,000 between PCC and CCC). 


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/09/2023

Decision due: 21 Sep 2023 by Cabinet Member for Skills, Education and Children's Services'

Lead member: Councillor Lynne Ayres, Cabinet Member for Skills Further and Higher Education including the University

Lead director: Executive Director Children's and Young People

Contact: Helen Freeman, Raj Lakshman - 07905989337/07583040529.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Health Scrutiny Committee