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.
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.
Estimated contract dates
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From 17/03/2021 09:00 to 19/04/2021 12:00