Home Office Grant Funding For Supported Returns Facilitation

Home Office Grant Funding For Supported Returns Facilitation

The Home Office is charged by Government to protect our border and to manage migration in the best interests of the United Kingdom, including enforcing the removal of those with no legal right to remain in the UK.

Expression Of Interest – Grant Funding For Supported Returns Facilitation / Welfare Project

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Guidance services – 85312310
  • Other services – 98390000

Location of contract

London, South East

Procurement reference

C20430EOI

Published date

27 January 2021

Closing date

5 February 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Please note this EOI relates to Grant Funding and not a Contract.

The Home Office is charged by Government to protect our border and to manage migration in the best interests of the United Kingdom, including enforcing the removal of those with no legal right to remain in the UK.

Detainees whose applications and appeals fail are expected to leave the United Kingdom. However, the Home Office is committed to working with them and their representatives to provide support and assistance with the returns process.

The Home Office seeks to identify organisations with the appropriate experience and expertise and which are willing to work in partnership to ensure the welfare and dignity of the men and women being returned.

The selected organisation will:

• provide independent advice to men and women in immigration detention so as to encourage them to comply with the returns process thereby increasing the number of compliant returns, reducing the number of escorted returns and the average number of days spent in detention and allowing the detainees to return home with dignity;

• provide regular structured intervention at Heathrow (Colnbrook and Harmondsworth) and Yarl’s Wood IRC hubs, with the aim of supporting returns and compliance;

• provide a timetabled programme of workshops to support the returns process and further one to one sessions with those who wish to take part;

• explain the probability of the individuals’ return, provide information on how they may be helped with re-settlement in their home country and promote re-integration assistance available on their return. This allows detainees to make informed decisions on taking up voluntary return packages and returning home in a dignified way;

• work with detainees throughout their stay in the IRCs to help ensure they leave on the first planned return date. Provide insight and necessary practical assistance during the returns experience to help people more easily resettle in their home country.

 

More information

 

Attachments
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Any expressions of interest should be sent to: lee.walsh4@homeoffice.gov.uk by 16:00 on Friday 5th February 2021 confirming your interest and detailing your:

Name
Contact Number
E-mail Address
Organisation Name

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Lee Walsh

Address

Peel Building, Marsham Street
LONDON
SW1P4DF
England

Email

lee.walsh4@homeoffice.gov.uk