Children’s Community Support – Staffordshire – Market Engagement Event 16 August 2021

Children’s Community Support – Staffordshire – Market Engagement Event 16 August 2021

Staffordshire County Council is seeking providers who can: 1) Support children with disabilities/SEN in their own homes and community settings.

Children’s Community Support (including domiciliary)

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Procurement reference

IA2455

Published date

21 July 2021

Closing date

30 August 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a Call for Competition, it is to initiate Market Engagement & is a Prior Indicative Notice.
Staffordshire County Council (SCC) is seeking providers who can:
1) Support children with disabilities/SEN in their own homes & community settings
2) Provide support to children who meet the threshold for support from Social Care
3) Lower level support for those who have SEND but do not meet the threshold for Social Care support, enabling parents/primary carers a short break from their caring role
4) Offer outcome focused 1-1 support, short breaks & sitting services as appropriate to their needs
5) Provide support with feeding, bathing, dressing & other domiciliary duties in accordance with individual care plans ensuring every effort is made to encourage the child/young person to learn new skills, become as independent as they can, & do things for themselves where possible
Providers will be required to provide & evidence that they can deliver the following:
1:1 Lifeskills & Independence
• Support children/young people in preparation for adulthood
• Promote independence & well-being
• Appropriate for a variety of ages
• Indoor & /or outdoor
• Term time & holiday time
• Offer effective short breaks for the family
• Focuses on outcomes-based activities
Community Support/Home Care Requirements for children & young people eligible for support from Social Care
• High quality domiciliary care
• Sitting service
• Emergency packages accessible if required
• Flexibility around term time & holiday time
• Supports children/young people in preparation for adulthood
• Promote independence & well-being
Providers will be required to:
• Encourage & enable children/young people with SEND to access community-based services & support
• Work with local organisations to promote inclusion for children/young people with SEND
• Be flexible
• Partnership working & communication with family and professionals
• Develop networking opportunities for young people & families
• Positive changes to the quality of people’s lives
• Be innovative & consider solutions to challenges
• Foster independence: helping children/young people & their families to do things for themselves
SCC is interested to hear from providers who can offer support for children with more complex needs that can deliver excellent, high quality & outcome focused services for children/ young people with disabilities.
Please register an account on our E Tendering system Proactis at https://www.proactisplaza.com/ against category 85000000 (Health & Social Work Services). This will automatically alert you to new updates & information relevant to this categories opportunities with SCC.
A virtual market engagement event for this procurement will be held on Monday 16th August 2021, 13.30 – 16.00.
If you wish to attend, please confirm your interest by emailing paris.wood@staffordshire.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Claire Teece

Address

Tipping Street
STAFFORD
ST162DH
England

Telephone

01785854657

Email

commercial.team@staffordshire.gov.uk