Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Disabilities – Norfolk
Norfolk County Council wish to engage with the market and meet with potential bidders to discuss this opportunity.
Specialist Group-Based Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Disabilities
Norfolk County Council
- Health and social work services – 85000000
- Social work services without accommodation – 85312000
- Daycare services for handicapped children and young people – 85312120
Location of contract
Value of contract
16 February 2021
15 March 2021
Contract start date
26 July 2021
Contract end date
25 July 2022
Open procedure (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Norfolk County Council is seeking providers to deliver specialist group-based short breaks to children and young people with disabilities (aged 8 to 17), from special schools’ premises in West Norfolk and Breckland. Children and young people will be assessed as eligible by the County Council’s Short Breaks Service and will have a wide range of support needs, from ‘low’ to ‘exceptional’. The service will form part of the continuum of services in Norfolk’s SEND Local Offer and will support the Short Breaks Statement for Disabled Children and Young People Living in Norfolk 2020/21.
The term ‘short break’ describes the time that children and young people with disabilities have away from their families, and in turn, the time that families have away from their caring responsibilities. Specialist group-based short breaks are one form of short breaks provision and play a vital role in supporting the health and well-being of families. They enable a child or young person to participate in fun, positive, safe activities that promote well-being and independence, form friendships, and explore new activities.
Norfolk County Council is working in partnership with several special schools in West Norfolk and Breckland to deliver specialist group-based short breaks from their premises. Providers may be interested in delivering the service from one or more of the special schools. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced providers to support children and young people with disabilities in specialist premises with excellent indoors and outdoors facilities and equipment.
This new service is being developed as a direct result of feedback from families and operational staff about the lack of provision in West Norfolk and Breckland, compared to other parts of the county.
Norfolk County Council wish to engage with the market and meet with potential bidders to discuss this opportunity. If you would like to meet with us, please contact the Council by registering on in-tend and expressing an interest in NCCT42155 Specialist Group-Based Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Disabilities t at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home Meetings will be held over Teams week commencing 1st March. Please use the correspondence facility on in-tend to leave your name and phone number and we will ring you to book your appointment. If you have any questions, please send them in by 5th March 2021
Please note – this opportunity is suitable for SME and voluntary organisations. The system does not allow us to indicate this.
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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No
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