Tenancy Support Services For Women in Refuges

Tenancy Support Services For Women in Refuges

The London Borough of Bromley is inviting tenders for the provision of a tenancy support service to be delivered to women living in refuge accommodation.

London Borough of Bromley
Tenancy Sustainment Services For Women in Refuges
The London Borough of Bromley (“the Council”) is inviting tenders for the provision of a tenancy support service to be delivered to women living in refuge accommodation.  The Service is being commissioned on behalf of the Public Protection and Housing teams.

The incidence of reports of Domestic Abuse continues to increase both in Bromley and nationally.   The provision of support coupled with safe accommodation is one of the key means of assisting women and their families to re-build their lives.  In Bromley there are 37 refuge spaces.

The current service is being provided by Bromley Women’s Aid.  The Council and its partners reviewed the contract as it was coming to an end and concluded that there may be more cost effective ways of delivering the service, particularly given the current difficult financial climate for public services.  As a result the Council decided to reduce the funding available for the Service and in the response to this tender we are requiring potential Contractors to consider innovative ways of delivering a support service.

The Service will be for women moving into and living in refuges in Bromley.  The Contractor will need to work closely in partnership with local and national services providing support to victims of domestic abuse.

The key element of this service is to provide timely short term support which enables the service users to gain the skills to manage independently and move back safely into the community as quickly as possible.  The Contractor will signpost the service users to appropriate services already available within the community.

The refuges are owned by 3 registered social landlords, A2 Dominion, Hyde and Amicus Horizon.  The current Contractor acts as housing manager for the landlords.  A2 Dominion has indicated that they will take back responsibility for housing management when the new contract is let. The current arrangements will remain for the other landlords.

The Contract will commence on 1st January 2016, and will be for a period of 3 years with the option, at the discretion of the Council for a further period of up to but not exceeding 2 years.

Contact:
Ms Carol Fletcher
Email Address:
Carol.Fletcher@bromley.gov.uk
Telephone:
020 8461 7681
Address:
Bromley Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Bromley
Kent
BR1 3UH
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/01/2016
31/12/2018
04/09/2015 13:00
05/10/2015 12:00
Other Information
Estimated Value (£):
530000
36 (months)
24 (months)
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