Healthwatch Blackpool Contract 2015

Healthwatch Blackpool Contract 2015

The existing Healthwatch Contract is due to expire in March 2015, and Blackpool Council is looking to procure one provider to deliver a Healthwatch Service in Blackpool.

Blackpool Council
Healthwatch
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Background

The driver for the creation of Healthwatch Blackpool came from The Health and Social Care Act 2012.  Healthwatch Blackpool was established in April 2013 as the consumer champion for Health &Social Care Services.

The Local Authority is responsible for the contract for Healthwatch; however Healthwatch should act independently to enable it to effectively support people and conclude independent views and recommendations when conducting its work.

In 2013, Healthwatch Blackpool was setup as a Company Ltd by Guarantee, with the Head of Democratic Services being the Company Secretary.  It is now widely accepted that any registered Charity, Community Interest Company or Company limited by guarantee can provide this service.

The existing Healthwatch Contract is due to expire in March 2015, and Blackpool Council is looking to procure one provider to deliver a Healthwatch Service in Blackpool.  The initial contract period shall be for a 1 year period and will have an option to extend for a further 3 years on a 1 + 1 + 1 years, subject to performance, demand and availability of funding.  The level of Grant Funding received from local government has been reduced to £58,000 from 2014/15 onwards and the new contract will begin in April 2015.

Contact:
Mrs Karen Hodgson
Email Address:
karen.hodgson@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone:
01253 476388
Address:
PO Box 4
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1NA
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2015
31/03/2016
07/01/2015 13:00
16/02/2015 12:00
Other Information
12 (months)
3 (months)
12

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