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United Kingdom-Norwich: Social work services with accommodation
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Residential Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities
Norfolk County Council is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum, including children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities, who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.
Norfolk County Council (NCC) is seeking the provision of beds for the purposes of residential short breaks for children with disabilities aged 5-18. The profile of the children is the complex end of the disability spectrum — children with challenging behaviour associated with either autism or severe learning disabilities who are considered on the edge as the ‘transforming care’ cohort.
NCC has sufficient resource in the West and the Central part of Norfolk, but is looking for resources in either South Norfolk or North Suffolk.
We are looking for beds nights to cater for about 40 children. 20 of these children can have their needs met on a 1:1 basis, 18 on a 2:1 basis. We also have two children who have exceptional needs.
The resource will provide packages of care from 12 overnights a year up to packages deemed to meet a child’s needs and keep them out of care. Currently one package of care is 94 overnights and we are exploring bigger packages of care to assist with keeping children living at home, with increasingly complex presentations. Units will need to be easily commutable to Norfolk Complex Needs Schools based in Caister, Sidestrand, Attleborough, Norwich and its outskirts.
Disabled child who enter the units will have complex presentation and a majority will have adverse family experiences. NCC wants providers who can work as part of a multi-agency group and be able to maintain disabled children living within their home environment with relevant support to parent carers and to actively participate as part of the multi-agency work around this cohort of children.
This service needs to be in place for April 2020 and we would envisage the requirement for a 6 month transition period from the 1.10.2019.
Norfolk County Council would like to meet with potential service providers to discuss this opportunity and obtain feedback on the contracting model. Please provide dates when you would be available during the period 3-14.6.2019 by emailing email@example.com
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Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles