Substance Misuse Housing Related Support Leicester

Substance Misuse Housing Related Support Leicester

These services will play an important role locally, alongside specialist services, in responding to substance misuse issues by reducing harm and building recovery.


Substance Misuse-Housing Related Support
Awarding body Leicester City Council

EST. START DATE: 01/04/2015
EST. END DATE: 30/06/2016


Leicester City Council (the Council) commission, on behalf of the Safer Leicester Partnership (which includes the following organisations: Leicestershire Police, NHS Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust and Leicester City Council) and Health and Wellbeing Board Housing-Related Support Substance Misuse services for adults within the City of Leicester.

The Council is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tender for the provision of Housing Related support Substance Misuse services. These services will play an important role locally, alongside specialist services, in responding to substance misuse issues by reducing harm and building recovery.For some adults who have drug and alcohol issues housing related problems are a barrier to achieving recovery. In recognition of this we have developed a specification for the provision of housing-related support to those adults working with local specialist substance misuse services towards their recovery. 

The model will consist of both floating support and accommodation based provision. The accommodation should provide a safe, drug free and stable environment within which service users can rebuild their lives and begin to think about the future. 

A close and collaborative working relationship with specialist substance misuse services will be key in order to jointly support users into and through recovery.It is deemed necessary to have a mixed provision due to the complex needs of those individuals experiencing problematic substance misuse and the need for a proportion of clients to have a period of stability within a supportive environment. 

Floating support will work with those service users who already have accommodation (private, Council, Housing association) but due to their problematic substance misuse may be at risk of becoming homeless. In these cases the floating support will work with the services users and housing providers to reduce the risk of eviction and improve the services users’ ability to manage their tenancy. Floating support will also be offered to those substance misuse clients, who are leaving LCC hostel accommodation, Custody, residential rehabilitation or the accommodation based provision within the HRS model having secured stable accommodation. This support will be offered as part of their treatment package to ensure the success of any tenancy and to reduce the risk of further arrears or homelessness. 

The accommodation based support will provide a small unit (approx. 10 beds) for adults engaged with treatment services and working towards sustained recovery, who are homeless and require more intensive support and a period of stability as a result of their substance misuse. This will be an intensive level of support for approx. 9-12 months duration in order to maximise engagement and positive outcomes of structured treatment.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight on 16 October 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. 

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Category Social Community Care Supplies & Services,DrugsAccommodation,
CPV codes 85000000, 00000001,
Suitable for SME YES


17 October 2014

about 1 month


17 October 2014

about 1 month


Leicester City Council 
Bhavika Soni
0116 454 2349


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