Right Help – Right Time
We’re taking a new approach to the way we provide support and personal care.
Any one of us may need support at one time or another and we’d all like to think that the care we receive has been designed with us in mind.
We would like to help people build on their resilience to stay independent and remain in their community
To achieve that, we’re looking for people who can bring passion, commitment and new ideas.
As well as established providers, we welcome bids from charities and individuals as long as they meet certain criteria.
If you’re interested in bidding, the first step is to register, even if you are already providing care and/or support services. Please register your interest and follow the on-screen instructions. If you have any questions, there’s a Message Centre there for you to submit them.
If you require support to go through the process, we will arrange sessions at a local library to support potential bidders. If you would like to attend, please also use the Message Centre to indicate your interest.
Provider Consultation Events - Wednesday 18 May 2016
Further to the information sharing and consultation event for landlords and care and support providers in August 2015 to begin discussions on the long term supported accommodation project we are running two further events on 18 May and would like to extend an invitation to you.
The day will feature two sessions, one focusing on care and support and the second focusing on accommodation, you are welcome to attend one or both, however if you would like to attend both please register separately to do so. For those that only wish to attend one session a synopsis of the other session will be provided as part of the presentation.
Care and Support in the Community - Register and view more information
We are encouraging organisations with an interest in providing a flexible and fluid offer of care and support in the community to join us to discuss how this will be provided in the future. The way we will be sourcing care and support in the future will be very much different to the current Domiciliary Care Framework so this event will be of interest to a range of care and support providers alongside the traditional domiciliary care providers.
Accommodation in Telford and Wrekin for Vulnerable People - Register and view more information
We are encouraging organisations to take part with an interest in providing accommodation for vulnerable people, the discussion will involve considering how landlords can make this accommodation available including marketing, access, and referral pathways.
Reserving your place
The Council wants as many provider representatives as possible to attend the session; in the first instance places will be limited to one person per organisation. You will be advised in the week prior to the event if places can be opened up to others in your organisation. You will be informed of any changes made to bookings.
Preferred Provider Framework for Domiciliary Care
In 2014 Telford & Wrekin put a Preferred Provider Framework (the Framework) in place to support all purchasing of domiciliary care made from 1 October 2015. All new care purchasing from this date is offered to providers who are on our Framework. Work is also underway to transfer current care purchasing onto the Framework.
Re-opening of the Framework
Bidding to enter onto the Dom care Framework closed on the 5 June 2015. Evaluations of provider bids will take place during July and August, and new providers will be advised whether they have a place on the Framework in September. Any successful new providers will receive invitations to bid for care packages from 1 October 2015.
The Framework is used to purchase care for vulnerable adults and children, and we are particularly interested in receiving submissions from providers who wish to provide domiciliary care to children with disabilities.
Spot Contract for Domiciliary Care
26 providers are on our Framework, however a number of providers from whom we have purchased from during 2014 were not appointed to the framework. To avoid de-stabilising the provider market, and to facilitate service user choice the Council has developed a new spot contract for the purchase of domiciliary care. The Council is working with providers not appointed to the framework to discuss options for transferring current purchasing to the new spot contract. View the terms and conditions and associated schedules.
Market Position Statement
Our Market Position Statement (MPS) provides information about the demand for Domiciliary Care, and a snapshot of the current care providers in the market. The MPS sets out how we feel the market should change to meet the needs of different groups of service users now and in the future, and how we will support and intervene in local markets.
You can read the Domiciliary Care Market Position Statement: summary, and access more detailed information via the associated Evidence Base.