The Integrated Accommodation Commissioning team have put together a survey to engage organisations with the skills, experience and innovative ideas required to deliver effective community based support, and care with accommodation both now and in the future. It is the Council’s intention to tender for a service which will support the Transforming Care Plan and to help shape future supported accommodation models.
The Transforming Care programme aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition.
The programme has three key aims:
• To improve quality of care for people with a learning disability and/or autism
• To improve quality of life for people with a learning disability and/or autism
• To enhance community capacity, thereby reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and length of stay
The Council is interested to hear from providers in relation to:
• Developing positive and innovative solutions that enable individuals with complex needs to be discharged from hospital and other secure services
• Deliver personalised, supportive community settings medium-long term, including partnership considerations.
• Deliver flexible services that are person centred and support people through different stages of their lives to enable them to live and remain in the community
The questionnaire is made up of 20 questions and providers are encouraged to offer a response as part of a market engagement exercise in order to seek the market’s views on the development of a local model of services, the capacity of the market to supply these services, and the level of interest in potential future procurement activity.
The survey can be found at the following web link https://surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/transformingcare/and will be open from 17th March 2017 – 7th April 2017