Parent and Infant Wellbeing Training Programme London

Parent and Infant Wellbeing Training Programme London

The Public Health Department at London Borough of Tower Hamlets wishes to commission a suitable provider to develop and deliver a training programme for peer supporters, volunteers and staff from community organisations, children’s centres and other early years services to provide support for parents and carers during pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life to promote parent and infant wellbeing.

Tower Hamlets
ESCW(PH)4865 Parent and Infant Wellbeing Training Programme
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Contract Title:

Parent and Infant Wellbeing Training Programme

Contract Ref:  ESCW(PH)4865

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) is seeking expressions of interest from interested organisations for the above services and / or goods.

Description:

The Public Health Department at London Borough of Tower Hamlets wishes to commission a suitable provider to develop and deliver a training programme for peer supporters, volunteers and staff from community organisations, children’s centres and other early years services to provide support for parents and carers during pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life to promote parent and infant wellbeing.

Pre-birth and the early years are a critical period for physical, emotional, social and cognitive development with lifelong effects on health and wellbeing.

 

There is growing evidence and recognition that a baby’s social, emotional and cognitive development is affected by the quality of their attachment to their parents and that a range of interacting factors, such as parental wellbeing and parent child relationships, impact on the child’s resilience, ability to regulate their emotions and long term risk of mental illness.

Supporting mothers’ emotional wellbeing during the perinatal period is now recognised to be as important as the traditional focus on the physical health of the mother and child.

The training provider will work closely with the Locality Parent and Infant Wellbeing Coordinators (commissioned separately) to recruit peer supporters and volunteers onto the training programme.

The training programme will also be open to other staff working in voluntary and community organisations, children’s centres and other early years services in similar or related roles in order to promote a consistent approach and increase capacity across the Borough.

While the primary focus of the training programme will be on promoting maternal mental health, supporting secure emotional attachment, parent /infant communication, sensitive attuned parenting and peer support the training will also address other key influences on parent and infant health such as nutrition, oral health and injury prevention to ensure a holistic approach.

The maximum funding available for this contract is £40,000/year for 2 years with a one-off £15,000 for start-up costs.

Anticipated outcomes of the whole programme:

  • Parents who are confident in their parenting attachment, bonding, communication and care of their children and/or able to access the relevant support required to assist in those areas if required
  • Well supported families that are informed of other relevant services in the Borough
  • Babies who are confident, emotionally secure and resilient with good foundations for lifelong health and wellbeing
  • Reduced incidence of unidentified postnatal depression and/or puerperal psychosis and increased early identification, intervention and management of the risk factors.

The successful tenderer will be required to demonstrate:

  • A thorough understanding of the importance of early life experiences on the development of the brain and the unfolding of human behaviour;
  • An understanding of how to increase the odds of favourable developmental outcomes through planned interventions;
  • A robust, evidence based training programme that will equip peer supporters, volunteers and other staff working in similar or related roles to promote the health and wellbeing of parents, carers and infants during the first year of life;
  • How their programme will contribute to a coordinated system that is parent and child centred, personalised and responsive to local needs and priorities.

The anticipated contract start date is: Monday, 02 February 2015

The estimated value of the contract is:

£95,000  maximum           T otal Cost

For a period of: Two years

Organisations 
wishing to express their interest are requested to register on the 
London Tenders Portal 
(
www.londontenders.org) where the tender documentation will be 
available for download. You may be required to complete a Pre-Qualification 
Questionnaire (PQQ).

Organisations must ensure that access to the system is available to their representatives dealing with the contract.  The council will not be liable for the lack of delegated access within the organisation and will not send any documentation regarding the contract, which shall be exclusively available through the portal.

Tenderers are responsible for allowing sufficient time to submit their ITT/PQQ. The Council accepts no liability whatsoever for ITT/PQQs that are not submitted due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.

 

Deadline for expression of interest and / or return of quotation is:

Friday, 19 December 2014No later than 12 Midday

A Supplier Briefing event will take place Monday 8th December 2014

Time: 2pm to 4pm.

 

Venue: Mulberry Place, Town Hall

5 Clove Crescent E14 2BG

 

Room: MG8, Ground Floor

 

To express interest in attending this event, you will be required to contact: KamrulR.Islam@towerhamlets.gov.uk

LBTH is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a supporter of Ethical Governance, our protocol can be found here along with Or via:

http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/

LBTH does not undertake to invite all applicants or bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.  LBTH will not be liable for any costs incurred in tendering for this contract.

 

If you require any further information please contact:

 

Ambia Begum at: Procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk

 

Contact:
Mrs Ambia Begum
Email Address:
procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Telephone:
020 7364 4794
Key Dates
02/02/2015
31/03/2017
28/11/2014 16:00
19/12/2014 12:00
Other Information
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Contract Attachment(s)
Attached/Link Name Size Date Uploaded
Supplier Registration Guide.pdf 629kb 27/11/2014
Parent and Infant Wellbeing Training Programme Advert v2 011214.pdf 31kb 02/12/2014

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