Learning Disability Training for Staff – Kent County Council
Kent County Council will shortly be inviting tenders for the delivery of training to support frontline Health Improvement Workers to adapt their service for clients with Learning Disabilities.
United Kingdom-Maidstone: Health services
Simplified contract notice on a dynamic purchasing system
This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Kent County Council
For the attention of: Mrs Kelly Roberts
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
Telephone: +44 7515068446
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Short description of the specific contract:
Public Health is seeking a service to provide expert training and supervision to Kent’s wider Health Improvement workforce to enable them to host a range of improving health activity groups, including:
— Weight management groups;
— Electronic games console based fitness groups;
— Gym groups;
— Swimming groups.
The improving health activity groups will be targeted towards people who have a learning disability across Kent and will have a focus on achieving goal based outcomes. The provider will also be responsible for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of these new groups.
It is expected that the successful provider will commence their training service on 2.1.2015 and that the training will be delivered during the period 2.1.2015 to 31.3.2015. Impact evaluation and supervision will be required over a period of 6 months from 2.1.2015 to 30.6.2015.
This opportunity will be run via the Council’s Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System. Organisations that wish to tender for this opportunity will be required too successfully apply to be part of the Public Health Dynamic Purchasing System no later than the 15.12.2014.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85100000, 80561000, 85000000
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.3)Time limit for submission of indicative tenders for the specific contract
IV.2.4)Language(s) in which tenders may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
Because of these barriers, people with a learning disability need greater support to be able to live a healthy life. A learning disability public health workshop was held in June 2014 to understand which services were available for people with learning disabilities in Kent. Professionals from Kent learning disability services were invited to present on a range of areas including health promotion. It was ascertained that although a range of activities are provided, delivery and access is limited due to staffing constraints, equipment/resource availability and staff individual approach.
The Kent Health Inequalities Action Plan 2012 stated, ‘by 2015, there would be a focus on public health lifestyle interventions by targeting improvements in accessing services and promotion of healthy diet and exercise to reduce obesity. This proposal to facilitate an increase in Health activities forms part of Kent’s Learning Disability Needs Assessment and Kent’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
VI.2)Date of dispatch of this notice: