Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme – Evaluation Strand

Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme – Evaluation Strand

In order to assess the impact of the activity within the programme, we are looking to appoint an academic partner, institutional partnership or a partnership with academic credibility to collaborate with us over a 2 year period.

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Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme (SMIP) – Evaluation Strand
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The SMIP is a joint initiative between Doncaster Council and Doncaster NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. The programme utilises monies transferred from NHS England to Local authorities for social care activity that benefits health.
In Doncaster we have taken a joint approach to planning the allocation of this funding. We have agreed that the focus will be on transformation and change, developing new ways to support and maintain independence and aligning resources to a more preventative agenda. The current programme runs from 2013-2016 and contains over 28 separate activities that support changing the nature and type of provision in adult social care and health. In addition the programme is also launching a community innovation fund, which is an outcome based commissioning prospectus approach to generating new provider partnerships and ideas around prevention.
In order to assess the impact of the activity within the programme, we are looking to appoint an academic partner, institutional partnership or a partnership with academic credibility to collaborate with us over a 2 year period. The aim of the collaboration is to deliver a comprehensive evaluation of the SMIP.  The appointment will include both elements of academic ‘buddying’ as well delivering specific pieces of work.
The key outcomes of the collaboration will include;
To undertake specific evaluation work around;
o   Measuring return on investment across a number of complex interventions and services.
o   Impact on the quality of life.
o   The added value of and return on the community innovations fund;
To help us build organisational evaluation capacity;
o   To advise on appropriate methodologies, approaches and data systems around return on investment and quality of life, which can support commissioning activity.
We want the academic relationship to be collaborative over the life of the programme, with an approach that is dynamic and responsive to both the process and on-going practice.  We will expect a joint approach to publishing results.
We feel this will be an opportunity to work co-productively to embed evaluation which supports decision making and has the real potential to be to be a model for future working.
Contract value: approximately £200, 000
We will further describe our evaluation vision at a Market Event we will be holding at;
Doncaster Council Civic Office
September 17th
The Civic Office,
Waterdale
 Doncaster
DN1 3BU
10am-12pm
This event will provide interested tenders an opportunity to have a better understanding of the SMIP and shape the final Service Specification. Please feel free to circulate these details within your organisation and we look forward to meeting you at the event.
For further details about the collaboration please contact:
Susan Hampshaw- Head of Research and Evaluation on 01302 734012, susan.hampshaw@doncaster.gov.uk
Wendy Bennett – SMIP Manager on 01302 736979, wendy.bennett@doncaster.gov.uk
For booking a place at the event please contact;
Lauren Edwards – Performance Officer- Tel: 01302 736962, lauren.edwards@doncaster .gov.uk
Contact:
Ms Wendy Bennett
Email Address:
wendy.bennett@doncaster.gov.uk
Telephone:
01302 736979
Address:
Civic Office
Waterdale
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN1 3BU
United Kingdom
Key Dates
17/09/2013
17/09/2013
05/08/2013 17:37
17/09/2013 12:00
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