Supported Employment Services for People with Learning Disabilities – Dorset

Supported Employment Services for People with Learning Disabilities – Dorset

The service is being commissioned primarily for people supported by the Council who are living with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities.

Opportunity Id
DN501800
Title
Supported Employment Services for People with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health issues and Physical Disabilities
Categories
85000000-9 – Health and social work services
Description

People accessing employment is a key area highlighted in national policies such as Valuing People Now, The Autism Act and The Care Act 2014. Dorset Council commissions a range of services for people (adults) living with learning disabilities and mental health issues and physical disabilities, and has ambitious plans to commission a service that supports people in a holistic and strengths-based way, creating a clear pathway to employment and meaningful work placements. The service is being commissioned primarily for people supported by the Council who are living with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities. However other people with an eligible need may access the service. The Council recognises its duty under the Care Act to ensure employment and volunteering opportunities are available to people with disabilities and other vulnerable adults. The Supported Employment Service will ensure people access and maintain supported employment that is realistic and sustainable; supporting people to achieve economic wellbeing and social inclusion whilst maximising their potential as a person living in Dorset. The service will be sourcing and supporting a variety of work and work-related opportunities for people aged 16+ years with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health needs, Autism and other support needs across Dorset. Tenderers are advised to read the Procurement Document (ITT) fully before preparing and submitting any bid.

Region(s) of supply
Dorset CC
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Mental Health, Work placements, Supported Employment, Learning Disabilities, Pathway to employment

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
01/07/2021
End date
30/06/2024

Contact details

Buyer
Dorset Council
Contact
Angela Pavey
Telephone
+44 1305221280
Fax
01305 228567
Address
Dorset Council
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1UZ

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