Supported Living services in Torbay NHS South West – Acutes Tenders Close 25th October

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) and Torbay Council are re- opening the tender opportunity for non-framework Providers and other interested parties to apply for the provision of Supported Living under two lots comprising of shared hours and 1:1 hours services in Torbay.
TSDFT is running an Any Qualified Provider (AQP) process, whereby any Provider who passes the evaluation steps outlined within the Application Pack will be awarded a place on the AQP / Supported Living framework.

Supported Living (shared and 1:1 hours ) Services in Torbay
Supported Living is a key priority for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) and Torbay Council. Within Torbay our Supported Living framework aims to redress the variation in understanding and harmonise all Supported Living provision in line with the Care Act 2014 definition. The Care Act 2014 defines Supported Living to mean:

1. Accommodation in premises which are specifically designed or adapted for occupation by adults with needs for care and support to enable them to live as independently as possible, and

2. Accommodation which is provided:

i) In premises which are intended for occupation by adults with needs for care and support (whether or not the premises are specifically designed or adapted for that purpose)
ii) In circumstances in which personal care is available if required.

For the purposes of point 2, personal care (and support) may be provided by a person other than the person who provides the accommodation.
For the purpose of this contract Supported Living shared hours denotes accommodation where there is delivery of shared care and support to people within shared accommodation, a single building or buildings within close proximity. Supported Living 1:1 hours is dedicated time working directly with the client. The client has the right to choose the same or alternative providers for their 1:1 hours.

Supported Living shared and 1:1 hours procurement AQP is open to all Providers currently in the Supported Living Services market or considering a move into the market within the geographic area of Torbay. It is anticipated delivery of the services will run to 31st March 2021 plus the option to extend for one (1) year. The service is being commissioned using the Any Qualified Provider process. The base tariffs for 19/20 are:
Day rate: £15.57 per hour
Night rate: £10.38 per hour
All potential Providers who wish to be considered will be required to complete an AQP Application Pack. TSDFT will evaluate the responses to determine if a Provider is sufficiently qualified to provide the service specified in the Service Specification contained within the application pack.
All existing non-framework Providers delivering Supported Living shared and / or 1:1 hours will be required to participate in order to be able to be accredited to continue to provide their existing service.

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