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Social Services Health and Housing Directorate Common Commissioning Unit

The Commissioning Unit leads on planning, developing and purchasing services to meet the assessed care and support needs of vulnerable adults, children, young people and unpaid carers. 

While some services are provided directly by the Council, we also work with the private sector, third sector organisations, volunteers and housing associations.


We want to ensure that:

  • Where possible, we prevent people’s needs from escalating
  • People with assessed needs get the care and support they need
  • Services are tailored to individuals’ needs and outcomes
  • People have choice and control over the services they require and receive
  • People are supported to regain or retain maximum levels of independence
  • People receive good quality care
  • Services represent good value for money
  • Services are sustainable and flexible to meet future needs and demands
  • Services are commissioned and designed in a way consistent with best practice

Contact Details Commissioning Unit

01639 686350 01639 686350 voice +441639686350

Contact Detail Housing Strategy

Housing Strategy
01639 685207 01639 685207 voice +441639685207

Contact Details Supporting People

Supporting People
01639 686350 01639 686350 voice +441639686350

Contact Details for Individual Officers:

Chele Howard - Principal Officer

Chele Howard

Andrew Budden - Senior Commissioning & Contracts Manager

Andrew Budden
01639 685978 01639 685978 voice +441639685978

Gemma Hargest - Commissioning Officer, Children and Young People

Gemma Hargest
01639 763167 01639 763167 voice +441639763167

Gill Lawson - Commissioning Officer, Older People

Gill Lawson
01639 686245 01639 686245 voice +441639686245

Paula Greenhalgh - Commissioning Officer Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Paula Greenhalgh
01639 686128 01639 686128 voice +441639686128

Andrew Potts - Commissioning Officer Strategy Development

Andrew Potts
01639 686522 01639 686522 voice +441639686522

Hayley Short - Commissioning Officer Strategic Transformation

Hayley Short
01639 686960 01639 686960 voice +441639686960

Sam Williams - Commissioning Officer Housing Support Grant

Sam Williams
01639 685928 01639 685928 voice +441639685928

Gareth Evans - Commissioning Officer Housing and Homelessness

Gareth Evans
01639 685207 01639 685207 voice +441639685207

Siobhan Mathias - Transformation Team Manager

Siobhan Mathias
01639 685297 01639 685297 voice +441639685297


Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's consultation page will allow you to comment and provide feedback on topics relevant to current Social Care and Housing consultations running within Neath Port Talbot. We look forward to reading your responses to help inform what we do

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Strategies and Policies

File type Document File size
pdf Adults Plan 2019 22
1.18 MB
pdf Assisted Transport Policy Final 1 October 2019
644 KB
pdf Area Summary Neath Port Talbot FINAL
1.29 MB
pdf CYPS Plan 2019 22
1.19 MB
pdf Direct Payments Policy Final November 2019
833 KB
pdf Fairness Of Service Provision Policy Final 1St October 2019
850 KB
pdf Respite Policy Final November 2019
585 KB
pdf M+SWW Regional Housing Market Assessment FINAL
2.70 MB
pdf Neath Port Talbot Homelessness Review 2018Docx
806 KB
pdf Ldp Gtaa Final Feb16
2.70 MB
pdf Homelessness Strategy 2018 22
1.02 MB
pdf Nptcbc Local Housing Strategy 2015
10.35 MB