Information and Advice Service for Carers – Southwark Council

Information and Advice Service for Carers – Southwark Council

This service will provide a specialist information, advice and guidance service to all carers as well as specialist advice on financial resilience including welfare benefits and access to employment, education and training.

Reference number:29091967

Deadline date:09/02/2015

This deadline is for…Submission of tenders

Contract value: £900,000 – £900,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Southwark

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Southwark Council

Description of the contract

This service will provide a specialist information, advice and guidance service to all carers as well as specialist advice on financial resilience including welfare benefits and access to employment, education and training. It is expected that the service will have received an accreditation from the Community Legal Service’s quality standard mark for example, the General Quality Mark (GQM). The service will be targeted at both carers (including young carers) and ex-carers. Carers will be supported to maintain their caring roles within the community; ex-carers will be supported with the transition period after their caring role comes to an end. The service provided will include early intervention and prevention work, practical support through form filling, advocacy, referral and signposting towards specialist agencies following an agreed referral protocol to be developed by the service. The service can deliver this through online support, face to face, via a carers hub or drop in groups and will be given Council approved information on their services.

 

Classification of the contract

98000000Other community, social and personal services

85000000Health and social work services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:01/04/2015 – 31/03/2019

Who to contact

Contact nameMark Taylor

Organisation nameSouthwark Council

Address160 Tooley St, London, SE1P 5LX

Telephone0207525

Extension number:3515

Fax

How to apply

In order to apply for this tender please request an ITT pack from carers@southwark.gov.uk

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