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VCIS Grants Process

Deadline 12th July

Hull City Council will be awarding 9 grants to fulfil the following outcomes from the Prospectus, and via the application process they will identify the best organisations to deliver services to meet these specific outcomes. Organisations are free to apply for more than one grant.

Services commissioned in this Prospectus will include:

  • Support, Advice and Prevention following a Stroke
  • Support and Advice for People with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s and their Carers
  • Preventative based Day Opportunities, Falls Support Services and Respite and Outreach Services for Older People
  • Pre-Employment Training and Support for Adults
  • Drop In services and Day Opportunities for people with mental health issues, and
  • Carers Services

All services commissioned in this Prospectus are designed to support and enhance information, advice, peer based advocacy, prevention and support based services. Services developed will enable individuals and families to be more self-reliant, to have more choice, independence and control over their lives and to seek help earlier and in doing so reduce or delay their need for statutory Social Care and Health based services.

The process for 2019 will be as follows:

Prospectus 1: 19th June 2019; grant opportunities published;

12th July deadline for submission of applications;

August 1st 2019 award letters for grants.

All services commissioned in this Prospectus are designed to support and enhance information, advice, peer based advocacy, prevention and support based services. Services developed will enable individuals and families to be more self-reliant, to have more choice, independence and control over their lives and to seek help earlier and in doing so reduce or delay their need for statutory Social Care and Health based services.

The Prospectus offers opportunities for existing and new organisations to work in partnership with Hull City Council and Hull CCG to improve outcomes for local people. An example of an outcome, or the things that will be different for people as a result of the commissioning award, might be that older people are supported to live independently and safely in the community.

For more information, and to apply for this grant opportunity, download the documents below

Commissioning grant prospectus

Commissioning Prospectus GRANT APPLICATION FORM

Commissioning Prospectus Grant Guidance Notes

Thriving at work – health, disability and neurodiversity

Deadline 12th September

Through this call, the ESF Managing Authority is seeking a programme of activity which will, under Investment Priority 2.1, equip managers positively and effectively manage staff where it concerns mental and physical health, disabilities and neurodiversity and support those with disabilities to aim higher and progress within the workplace. And under Investment Priority 2.2, support for SMEs to understand the health, wellbeing and disability landscape of their organisations and create a positive workplace culture towards mental and physical health, disabilities and neurodiversity.

For more information go to the Government website

Pre Market Engagement for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks Solutions Provision

Deadline 13th June

Via this preliminary market engagement exercise, East Yorkshire County Council is seeking information on what opportunities exist in the market place for a managed or hosted DBS system. Currently, the Council operates an in-house system.

This is not a formal tender exercise and implies no commercial commitment. This is the market’s opportunity to express its views, outline market developments and generally provide information on how solutions to the Council’s needs might be met.

For more information go to YORtender

Independent Best Interest Assessors

Deadline 26th June

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA2005) and the associated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) apply to people who lack capacity to make significant decisions for themselves in relation to care, support, treatment etc and also on issues about where to live, receiving significant medical treatment and those subject to Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult investigations.

The local authority has a responsibility under the MCA as the ‘supervisory body’ to arrange for the necessary assessments to be completed in order to grant an authorisation.

A framework for suitably qualified Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) to undertake DOLS is being developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender

Provision of Apprenticeship Training Providers

Deadline 3rd June

Hull City Council are looking for a Service Provider(s) to deliver apprenticeship standards. The contract is split into 3 separate Lots and tenderers have the option to tender for one or more of the Lots if they wish to do so.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender

Integrated Sexual Health Service

Deadline 3rd June

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Public Health in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ERYCCG) is commissioning its Integrated Sexual Health Service, to commence on 1 April 2020 for an initial term of five years.

The services commissioned by East Riding of Yorkshire Public Health will comprise of an open access community based service delivered across a large rural area. It will incorporate: the provision of the full range of contraceptive methods, STI testing and treatment and will include HIV testing, and prevention and promotion activities.

The service does not include Long Acting Reversible Contraception or Emergency Hormonal Contraception services in Primary Care; which are commissioned separately.

Additional elements to be commissioned by ERYCCG to form part of a wider integrated service will include Community Gynaecology Services, a community based unplanned pregnancy and early medical abortion service, and services for management of male sexual dysfunction.

The service does not include Mirena coils in Primary Care, which are commissioned separately.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender