Substance Misuse-Housing Related Support Leicester

Substance Misuse-Housing Related Support Leicester

The Council is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to submit tender for the provision of Housing Related support Substance Misuse services. 

Reference number:SMHRS2014

Deadline date:17/10/2014

This deadline is for…Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£100,000 – £500,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Leicester

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Leicester City Council

Description of the contract

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 SupportFloating 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. Accommodation Based supportThe 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.




Classification of the contract

75200000Provision of services to the community

70333000Housing services

85322000Community action programme

80561000Health training services

85311000Social work services with accommodation

85323000Community health services

98000000Other community, social and personal services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – 25

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:01/04/2015 – 30/06/2016


Who to contact

Contact nameBhavika Soni

Organisation nameLeicester City Council

AddressASC & Public Health Procurement Team, 9-15 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TH


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How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Response Address: