Dementia Support Services for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Enabling ‘Living Well with Dementia’ and promoting a ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ through capacity building are key priorities for Barnsley.
- Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Dementia Support Services
- Enabling ‘Living Well with Dementia’ and promoting a ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ through capacity building are key priorities for Barnsley. Carers of persons with a dementia is a pivotal factor in enabling living well with dementia.
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council; through the Joint Commissioning Team, is therefore seeking applications for the provision of a ‘Dementia Support Service’ which has been co-produced with Barnsley’s service users and carers of people with a dementia.
The Dementia Support Service’s primary focus is on promoting the ‘wellbeing’ of both the carers of person with a dementia and also the person with a memory problem. The objective of the service is to provide low level support intervention akin to befriending, citizen advocacy, sign posting and information /advice on maintaining wellbeing with a view to becoming more resilient and independent through the life course journey of the person with dementia and their carer/s.
The principle aim of this tender is to commission a provider to deliver the Dementia Support Service through volunteers who would be deployed across the Barnsley area. Support will be provided at the service user home where appropriate and at the preferred location as agreed with the users. The provider however is required to provide suitable premises to deliver group befriending support as another option.
The ‘Dementia Support Service’ Tender value is for up to £45,000 per annum, which would be commissioned under contract with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months ;subject to satisfactory performance as evaluated Joint Commissioning.
- Ms Louise Clarke
- Email Address:
- 01226 772286
- Gateway Plaza
Off Sackville Street
- 15/01/2015 17:00
- 13/02/2015 12:00
- Estimated Value (£):
- 24 (months)
- 12 (months)