Advocacy Service Staffordshire

Advocacy Service Staffordshire

People who are eligible to access the Service comprise those who have a learning disability, or a mental health issue, or a long-term condition or disability or who are aged 65 years and over.
Contract Ref
SCHG00108
Title
Advocacy Service
Description
The principal aim of the Service is to provide independent advocacy support for adults within the community. People who are eligible to access the Service comprise those who have a learning disability, or a mental health issue, or a long-term condition or disability or who are aged 65 years and over. The Service will support Service Users in speaking up for themselves and being heard. The Service will help Service Users to express and articulate their wishes and claim their rights and will be independent of public service provision. Advocacy is a partnership between two people: the partner, who is at risk of not being heard and their rights ignored; and the Advocate, someone who represents that Partner’s interests as if they were their own. The main purpose of advocacy is to encourage empowerment in order that a Service User can make choices, assert their rights as they see them, and receive the type of services that suits their needs. The Service Specification and outcomes has been developed around the Councils Strategic Priorities and delivering service user outcomes. It is estimated that the Contract will commence on the 6th January 2014. However this may be reviewed during the tender process and the actual start date will be confirmed with the successful tenderer. The Contract is for the provision of an Advocacy Service and the contract will automatically expire 2 years after the start date in 2016. Any extension of the contract beyond 2015 will be determined by the County Council following an evaluation of the Service which has been delivered by the successful tenderer during the Contract Period. The requirements of The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 have been considered. TUPE may apply to these contracts.
Extension Terms
Response Required By
Mon 22 July 2013 at 12:00
Nature of Contract
Framework
Contract Start Date
Mon 06 January 2014
Contract End Date
Contract Duration (months)
48

For further information please contact:

Contact
Clare Leigh (Staffordshire County Council)
Phone
01785 854659
Address
Wedgwood Building, Stafford, ST16 2DH
Requirement: Advocacy Service