Anti-Poverty Financial Inclusion Barnsley
The service will need to provide assistance in the following areas: Welfare benefits and the impact of recent and forthcoming welfare reforms.
- Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Anti-Poverty Financial Inclusion
- BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
NORTH AREA COUNCIL
Project: Anti-Poverty Financial Inclusion – North Area Council
Estimated value: The estimated cost total value of this procurement is £145,000 in total, over a 2 year period.
Contract Start: June 2015
Contract End Date: The intention is to let the contract for 12 months initially with the option to extend by 12 months, subject to satisfactory contract performance.
Description of Works: As part of its corporate plan 2012-2015, the Council has established 6 Area Councils (Central, Dearne, North, North East, Penistone and South) to better understand local needs and seek improvements and better outcomes for local people. The North Area Council has identified the addressing of a provision to deliver a service which will ensure that residents of the North Area Council (the Wards of Darton East, Darton West, Old Town and St. Helens) have access to information, support and guidance. The service will need to provide assistance in the following areas:
• Welfare benefits and the impact of recent and forthcoming welfare reforms
• Supporting people with a range of issues including unmanageable debt, problems with housing, legal issues etc.
• Employment and training information
• Full signposting to a range of specialist and/or other local services where appropriate
The service will empower local residents to manage their own circumstances to the best of their ability. Aiming to relieve stress and help to improve the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
The service provided would support local residents in situations when they feel overwhelmed by their current challenges in their life. It should help improve the health and wellbeing of those who access the service.
The volunteer training is a key aspect of this piece of work. It is intended to empower community volunteers who will be capable of delivering support and signposting by local people for local people. This would be design to empower residents and contribute to more resilient communities.
The service should contribute to more cohesive communities across the North Area. Aiming to reduce isolation and ensure that local services are maximized.
In developing and delivering this service, the providers should ensure that they are contributing to the Council’s corporate priorities and outcome statements. Sustainability, community support, the building of self-reliance, resilience and reciprocity should therefore be built into the service’s design and delivery, including the use of local volunteers where appropriate.
For more information please register interest and download the Specification.
NOTE: This scheme will be tendered electronically through the YORtender System. Applicants must register their company at https://www.yortender.co.uk. Applicants will then need to register their interest against this procurement exercise. Applicants will need to download tender documentation and submit by the deadline date.
DESIGNATED PROCUREMENT OFFICER OF BARNSLEY MBC
NPS BARNSLEY LTD
PO BOX 634
SOUTH YORKSHIRE S70 9GG
FAO: JADE POPPLEWELL TELEPHONE: 01226 772782
DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT HELPDESK (YORtender QUERIES) –
TELEPHONE: 01226 774341
- Mrs Teresa Williams
- Email Address:
- 01226 787704
- Beevor Court II,
Off Pontefract Road,
- 06/03/2015 16:15
- 10/04/2015 12:00
- Estimated Value (£):
- 12 (months)
- 12 (months)