Wokingham Borough Council is seeking innovative, outcomes focussed, proposals from interested organisations with regard to running an advocacy service for people, or their carers, who receive social care services from Wokingham Borough Council, and other residents of the borough who by reason of a disability or illness require the support of an advocate. The service will deliver advocacy to maximise choice, control and independence for persons using the service in a range of areas including:
· Assessment and provision of social care services
· Finance, including benefits
· Promoting statutory rights
· Accessing services in the community
· Support in making complaints
· Safeguarding vulnerable adults procedures
The service will comply with the Action for Advocacy (A4A) Advocacy Charter, Quality Standards for Advocacy Schemes and Code of Practice.
The service is not expected to provide advocacy services for which specific statutory provision is required, such as Independent Mental Capacity Act (IMCA) or Independent Mental Health Act (IMHA) advocacy services.
A meet the buyer event for organisations interested in bidding for the service will be held on Wednesday 9th May 2012 between 3.00 and 4.00 pm in the Council Chamber at the Council’s Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the service and meet with Social Care managers.
If you wish to attend the “Meet the Buyer” event or would like an application pack please contact Mike Stillman, Commissioning and Development Officer (tel: 0118 974 6788; email: email@example.com)
The closing date for applications is midday on 27th June 2012.
Further details are set out in the attached advertisement.