Short Breaks for Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism – Cumbria

The aim of a short break is to enable personalised and quality informal care and support arrangements to be sustained.

Opportunity Id
DN635398
Title
Short Breaks for Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism – Area of Eden district
Categories
85000000-9 – Health and social work services
Description

The aim of a short break is to enable personalised and quality informal care and support arrangements to be sustained. A key element of the short break offer is to support an individual to gain the skills they will need for greater independence. The required short break offer is not simply a passive one of care and support, the expectation is that the Service Provider will build the service on a progression model and actively support independence. The Council is seeking to develop a long-term strategic partnership with a provider/s that are: a) A sector leader in services supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism b) Has experience of providing accommodation based regulated short break services c) Has a deep understanding of the needs and wishes of people with a learning disability and/or autism (including those with high and additional needs and/or physical needs), access to significant expertise, and knowledge of evidence informed best practice. d) Has a reputable, responsive, and responsible employer committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a high quality and diverse workforce. e) Values led with a mission, purpose, and ethos aligned to those of the wider council; f) Able to add value to provision to enrich the Service offer for people, through attracting additional external funding. g) Financially sustainable with robust governance and assurance arrangements. h) Are committed to developing positive partnerships at local, regional, and national level to benefit individuals. Although the Council will award the contracts to a single provider or providers, lead provider sub-contracting consortia bids are also welcomed. The Council is seeking to commission an accessible Short Breaks service that can provide personal care and support for people with a learning disability and/or autism in Eden.

Region(s) of supply
Cumbria
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Short Break, Learning Disability, Respite Care, Autism, Adult, Residential Care

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
18/08/2023
End date
19/01/2025

Contact details

Buyer
Cumbria County Council
Contact
Alyson Delin
Telephone
01228 221706
Address
Cumbria House
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA1 1RD

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