You may be wondering what supporting people contracts are? Basically, it’s just another name that buyers could use to procure for supported living services.
Supporting people contracts can be extremely varied in budgets, scope and the needs of the service users. Due to this, you need to be able to find the right opportunities for your business. Ultimately, those who use these services are looking to live as close to an independent life as possible. They just need a little help.
The procurement of supported living and supporting people services are typically done via the public sector. Local Councils are often the ones who release tenders for supporting people contracts. NHS procurement hubs have also been known to procure supporting people and supported living services.
Supported living and supporting people contracts are released to cater to many different demographics. They may be comprised of one or more of the following groups:
Supporting people contracts can be grouped into the following categories:
There are some challenges associated with tendering for this type of service and need. One is identifying what defines supporting people contracts, as they can often be confused with accommodation-based services. They can also be mixed up with residential support or other extra care schemes. However, the key difference is those using supporting people service are responsible for their own living costs.
This allows a greater deal of independence whilst still receiving support. They are able to get help with managing their finances, bills accessing the community and maintaining their home, for example.
Another challenge is the varied nature of service users who may be housed in supported living premises. Providers should demonstrate experience in providing care for specific needs in their tender response. This evidence is crucial as a buyer may not think you’re appropriate to fulfil the contract or understand what’s required.
The differing levels of risk and support required by service users will influence the accommodation requirements. This will likely be specified in the tender documents, so it’s worth reading all of the specification thoroughly. This will help you to decide if the opportunity is right for your business. There’s bound to be a tender specification that’s asking for the service you provide.
Supporting people contracts often have an emphasis on the following:
Bidders must have a focus on keeping people safe within their responses and robust management measures should be in place. This is required in order to safeguard people from any risks or harm within a supported living setting.
Of course, allowing independence is one of the main aims of supporting people contracts. Buyers want bidders to demonstrate that they have the necessary means in place to allow as much independence as possible. You must show that you are actively encouraging people to take on daily life tasks through upskilling.
Moreover, you will need to state how you will include those who you’re catering your services to in the process. You should demonstrate how you will work together, supporting them to live autonomous lives.
Within your response for supporting people contracts, you will likely need to state your measurable outcomes. This could include how you will cater to each person and how you’ll work towards achieving their long-term goals.
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DBC Request Bids for a Supported Living Placement for an Adult
Darlington Borough Council- North East- Budget: Undisclosed
MKC – Supported Living Services – Market Engagement and Provider Feedback Opportunity
LGSS- South East- Budget: Undisclosed
On Island Supported Living and Outreach Services for Adults with Physical Disabilities and/or Complex Neurological Conditions
The Isle of Man Government- International- Budget: Undisclosed
Soft Market Testing – Design & Build and/or Housing management of a Supported Living Service
Brighton and Hope City Council- South East- Budget: Undisclosed
Supported Living Approved Provider List
Calderdale Council- Yorkshire and Humber- Budget: Undisclosed
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