Carer Support Services

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Created on27/04/2012
Reference numberGS 07
Deadline date28/05/2012
This deadline is for...Return of completed Invitation to Tender
Estimated value£150,000 - £160,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outWolverhampton
The service will be provided within Wolverhampton
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes
Name of the buying organisation Wolverhampton City Council (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

Wolverhampton City Council is seeking to purchase a range of specific services to give adult informal / family carers a voice and to support them in their caring role. This service will compliment and operate in partnership with support delivered by the City Council’s Carer Support Team and other organisations delivering support to Carers on the City Council’s behalf, so that together we form a united Carer Support Service across the city. This contract will require support to be provided in two distinct areas: 1. Carer Forums – support the current Disability Carer Forum and to establish and support a new Mental Health Carer Forum. • Engaging with carers • Advertising / promoting the Forums • Supporting / developing separate Management Committees to lead each Forum • Providing training to the Management Committees • Organising and delivering with them each year over the period of the contract: o 4 Forums for each service area o Management Committee meetings every 6 weeks for each service area o 6 open carer surgeries/information sharing events covering all carer groups 2. Carer Meeting Points (Support Groups) - support the current 8 Carer Groups that operate across the city increasing to 12 over the life of the contract. The contract will be for 3 years, commencing on 01 August 2012, with an option to extend for a further one year. Organisations who wish to apply for this contract can request an Invitation to Tender (ITT) pack by contacting: Closing date for the return of completed ITT’s is 3.00pm on Monday 28 May 2012.

Additional information

Additional NotesSuppliers can request an Invitation To Tender (ITT) document from the Black Country Business portal at:
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name Linda Churm
Address Corporate Procurement Unit, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1RL
Telephone 01902555067
Fax 01902555095
Web address

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