The Coventry Carers Strategy and National Carers Action Plan 2018 heavily focus on the role Young Carers and young adult carers play in the support delivered for adults and siblings.
Young Carers Service
Coventry City Council
- Social work and related services – 85300000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£0 to £800,000
IT-208-13966-COV – 13966
30 September 2022
31 October 2022
Contract start date
1 April 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2028
Open procedure (above threshold)
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The Coventry Carers Strategy and National Carers Action Plan 2018 heavily focus on the role Young Carers and young adult carers play in the support delivered for adults and siblings. The Care Act 2014 and the Children’s and Families Act 2014 enhanced the rights of Young Carers in their access to Young Carers Assessments, moving from an explicit request for an assessment to a duty for the local authority to be actively identifying their Young Carers and offering an assessment of need.
There are an estimated 5000 young people providing care in Coventry and although we know that many of these children will not require substantial support throughout their caring role, many do and require ongoing support throughout their childhood to support their caring role. A key role in this is the identification of Young Carers and raising awareness.
Coventry City Council is seeking an external provider who will complete the statutory function of Young Carers Needs Assessments on behalf of the Council through a delegated responsibility under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. It will support the local authority in identifying Young Carers in the Coventry area and provide Young Carers/families with information and advice at an early stage. The outcomes of the services for Young Carers will include:
Enjoy good physical and mental health
Are safe and protected from harm
Enjoy life and achieve their aspirations
Make a positive contribution to their community
Achieve economic well-being and are prepared for adulthood
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Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : N/A
Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes
How to apply
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About the buyer
Coventry City Council (COV) Procurement Team
+4424 7697 5232