Care Placement – Islington Council
A placement is required that can continue the psychological and social development that has been made possible by the time spent by the young person in a hospital setting.
United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 7 Newington Barrow Way
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
Telephone: +44 2075278118
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
1920-0270 Care Arrangements for a Young Person with Complex Needs and Impairment of Functional Skills and Adaptive Behaviour
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
A placement is required that can continue the psychological and social development that has been made possible by the time spent by the young person in a hospital setting. We are looking for a placement that has a focus on the development of strengths and capabilities with psychological and emotional containment.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Islington Council is looking to commission support that will be uniquely right for the young person so that the young person can:
— live a full, healthy and personally satisfying life,
— maintain their mental health and behaviour so that they are not re-admitted to in-patient mental health settings in the future,
— live as ordinary a life as possible, without harm to themselves or others.
Islington Council are seeking to develop a partnership with a provider who will actively and positively work to achieve ‘successful resettlement’ as defined by the following criteria:
— placement stability is achieved following resettlement with agencies and the provider working together and in partnership to ensure that the young person is happy in their living environment,
— the young person is living in the community with whatever support they need,
— the young person’s day to day life is focused on pursuing activities and ambitions that are identified in their care plan,
— any risk taking and or challenging behaviours presented have been addressed promptly, positively and successfully, in accordance with individualised guidance in the young person’s plan.
The Council is seeking a small residential house with outdoor space and a garden. The accommodation must offer the following:
— an entry system that alerts staff if the young person wants to go out,
— sleeping areas for staff,
— separate bathrooms for staff and the young person,
— secure locks and restrictors for windows and doors,
— safety alarms for staff.
The provider must be able to support:
— ordinary life opportunities in the area that this young person wants to live,
— an environment that can safeguard the young person’s welfare whilst operating as a non-restrictive environment,
— choice and as much control as fits the young person’s mental health needs,
— care that is sensitive and responsive to culture, gender and age considerations.
A robust, skilled, and dedicated consistent team able to offer excellent support is key to the success of this young person’s resettlement and to support them with their whole life needs. Staff will need to be experienced and trained and well supported by clinical staff such that these adults are enabled to maintain positive regard in the relationship with the young person.
The provider will deliver interventions that are evidence based, flexible and accessible building upon the strengths of the young person. They will ensure robust and timely access to appropriate community services to enable sustained home and school support.
The provider will be required to have specific expertise to manage a range of needs including the needs arising from social and communication difficulties and adaptive behaviours that fall within the low range. They will also be required to have within their service delivery models and interventions that meet the needs of young people with complex trauma and attachment the features of which present as similar to autistic spectrum conditions.
For full details, please see the London Tenders Portal contract:1920-0270 care arrangements for a young person with complex needs and impairment of functional skills and adaptive behaviour.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: