December 21, 2022

The current contracts for Homecare services in Somerset expires at the end of March 2024 and we have a commissioning plan underway to have a new contract in place from April 2024.

 Is it considered that the current model and demand pressures have led to a service which isn’t as efficient as it could be and that the recommissioning of the service will provide an opportunity to look at different models that reduce inefficiencies and bring better outcomes for Somerset’s residents.

The overall aim is to co-produce a more localised place-based offer which creates an environment for more collaborative working.

Further to the initial engagement sessions held during October, we would like to continue the conversations by holding further sessions during January, with a view to focussing in on some of the available options for the commissioning and delivery of homecare services in the future.

Soft Market Testing Event 

Soft Market Testing events will be held on 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th January 2023 between 10:00 and 12:00. Somerset Council are inviting organisations, that might be interested in delivering these services either individually or in partnership with others to attend.  The event will be an opportunity to inform and shape future options.  Somerset Council are keen to hear feedback from a range of providers as part of the wider consultation for this service.

Organisations that take part will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way in any potential future formal procurement.  Commercial confidentiality will be respected.  This notice does not represent a formal commitment by Somerset Council to undertake a procurement procedure.

Event Details:


  • Date:       Tuesday 17th January 2023
  • Time:       10:00 to 12:00
  • Venue:     Bridgwater area


  • Date:       Wednesday 18th January 2023
  • Time:       10:00 to 12:00
  • Venue:     Yeovil area


  • Date:       Tuesday 24th January 2023
  • Time:       10:00 to 12:00
  • Venue:     Glastonbury area


  • Date:       Wednesday 25th January 2023
  • Time:       10:00 to 12:00
  • Venue:     Taunton area

Event Registration:


To attend this event please send a message through the e-tender system providing the name of your organisation, the name of the person(s) wishing to attend (Max 2 per organisation) and a contact email address for each to enable us to send through the full details of the event and the venue. Please ensure that those attending from your organisation are the most appropriate to feed into the discussions. If you are unable to attend the event, the presentation, notes and associated documentation will be available through the e-tender system


Please respond by the deadline of 12:00pm on 10th January 2023 if you wish to attend.


SCC reserves the right to cancel or re-arrange these events at its own discretion.


Thank you.