tenders -  pen on paperTenders

Hull City Council Supported Living and Vulnerable Young People Leaving Care Accommodation and Support (16-25 years) Dynamic Purchasing System

Hull City Council is seeking suitably qualified providers to supply and deliver supported living services for the Authority’s Adult Social Care and Children & Young People Family Services, by establishing a dynamic purchasing system (DPS). The length of of contracts will be governed by the persons individual needs. Service Providers can join the DPS at any point following its launch. The DPS will be established for a period of 8 years, with an option to extend for up to a further 2 x 1 year periods. Organisations accepted on to the DPS will be invited, via categories to further competitions to bid against individual, or block placements.

Please note that this advert is a sign post for the Supported Living DPS which can be found on this link

This link will take you directly to the DPS page where you can register on the system, access the bid pack information, submit clarification questions and also start your submission process.

For more information go to Procontract

Green social prescribing pilots open for applications

A trailblazing scheme of £4.27m launched on Monday 5th October, aimed at helping the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The project will examine how to scale-up green social prescribing services in England to help improve mental health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and alleviate demand on the health and social care system.

The fund, announced in July by Environment Secretary, George Eustice, is now officially open for funding applications from potential delivery partners. Expressions of Interest to become a ‘test and learn’ site for this pioneering social prescribing project are welcome from partnerships of local health, care and environment leads.

Social prescribing connects people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support and to improve health and wellbeing. Evidence including from Natural England shows that the NHS could save over £2 billion in treatment costs if everyone in England had equal access to good quality green space.

Green prescribing could include support for walking and cycling groups, green gyms, and practical habitat management conservation tasks such as tree planting. For more vulnerable groups, it could include supported visits to local green space, activities such as gardening, and other outdoor activities to reduce isolation and loneliness.

Applications will need to:

  • Be led by an Integrated Care System working with partner organisations, including organisations from the environment sector.
  • Provide a clear explanation of how the project will help to address health inequalities and support coronavirus affected populations.
  • Provide evidence of a whole system and partnership approach to project implementation.
  • Demonstrate relevant experience and ability to deliver.

For more information go to the Government website

Employee Mindfulness (East Riding)

Deadline 11th November

In order to support the Council to fulfil its obligations to members of staff in respect of their emotional resilience and wellbeing both at work and in their personal life, East Riding of Yorkshire Council wish to commission a programme of mindfulness workshops and training courses for its employees.

The aim of this service is to build people’s capacity to thrive, and to create greater resilience to help them deal with issues encountered throughout their private and professional lives. The Council has been running a successful Mindfulness programme for staff members over the past 5 years.

The new service will include a re-focus on using mindfulness for capacity building to enable people to thrive in all areas of their life. Other new areas of focus are the addition of Compassionate Care for Unpaid Carers and Retirement Transition for those who are coming to the end of their career. As a part of this commitment to our staff, we wish to procure a qualified provider to deliver a further two (2) year programme, with options to extend for up to a further two (2) years.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender