Pilot Scheme to develop a Network of Personal Assistants

Provision of a Pilot Scheme to develop a Network of Personal Assistants

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
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Provision of a Pilot Scheme to develop a Network of Personal Assistants
Wakefield Council’s Family Services Directorate wishes to invite tenders for the Provision of a Pilot Scheme to develop a Network of Personal Assistants. A Vision for Adult Social Care sets out the government’s principles to develop a modern system of social care. Personal Assistants are a way of promoting the Personalisation agenda in terms of proving people with more choice and control about how their care and support is delivered. The expansion of Self-Directed Support means that individuals and groups have more control over how they commission their own support, but this has to be within a framework of managing risk and keeping vulnerable people safe. The successful applicant will need to: • Establish and update a database of Personal Assistants with the goal that holders of Personal Budgets can select from an approved list of Personal Assistants to deliver their care and support • Develop and implement a set of minimum standards for Personal Assistants • Support Personal Budget holders with recruitment issues such as interviews, references, CRB checks and training needs. • Appropriately match Personal Budget holders with Personal Assistants • Develop Recruitment and Retention strategies • Achieve positive outcomes for Personal Budget holders • Establish options to enable the scheme to become self-sustaining It is expected that the successful applicant will provide this service from 1 November 2012 The Commissioners’ maximum available budget for the Service is £75,000 for an 18-month period. Tenders will be undertaken through the electronic ‘Supplier and Contract Management System ‘(SCMS). This allows applicants to electronically download, complete and submit tender documents. Further details on SCMS and details on how to register can be found at http://scms.alito.co.uk Tender Reference: WMDCSOC072 The return date for the tender is no later than 12 noon on 1 June 2012
Extension Terms
Response Required By
Fri 01 June 2012 at 12:00
Nature of Contract
Contract Start Date
Thu 01 November 2012
Contract End Date
Contract Duration (months)

For further information please contact:

Jill Ferguson (Wakefield Metropolitan District Council)
01924 302635
First Floor Unit 21 Greens Industrial Estate Calder Vale Road Wakefield