Supported Lodgings Accommodation Services for cared for children & care leavers aged 16+

A Contract Award Notice

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25 Jan 2023
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Cheshire East:

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Cheshire East Council aims to provide a Supported Lodging Accommodation Service, which will be available to 16-17 year old cared for children and care leavers as defined by The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. The service could also be utilised by former relevant care leavers until the age of 25yrs with agreement from permanence and throughcare team’s service manager. Care Leavers move towards independence at a pace that is right for them. Care Leavers develop the skills and the confidence they need to maximise their chances of successful maturity to adulthood. They receive the right level of practical, emotional and financial support until they are at least 21, and, where necessary, until they are 25. Care Leavers have accommodation that best meets their needs and helps them to develop their independent skills safely. Providers of accommodation and support services should therefore submit applications that will meet the service needs and provide short and longer term accommodation and support for young people within this age bracket and suitable to support a wide range of young people to include those with learning and or physical disability, those with emotional and behavioural problems, care leavers, asylum seekers and young people who are identified by the council who are at risk of homelessness.

Total Quantity or Scope

The supported lodgings service provides accommodation and bespoke support for young people who reside within the ‘host’ own residence, with the ‘host’ being regarded as a role model and mentor to the young person/s. The service is delivered in the Host’s own homes, and will need to have packages individually tailored to the young person. The supplier will recruit 10 hosts for the entirety of the 5-year contract that are all able to accommodate a range of needs that fall within a three tier model; • Tier One- Basic support Host’s provide support to service users living in their home. All support will be delivered under an agreed support plan and lodgings contract. • Tier Two – Complex Independent Complex Independent young people may require a little more support; this young person may have good independent living skills but their personal circumstances may be that they require additional support. • Tier Three – Complex Dependent Complex Dependent young people may require more intense support with both their independent living skills; or their personal circumstances. It is not expected that the ‘host’ provide personal care for the young person in respect to personal hygiene or medical support. The Local Authority will state the tier to be applied when the initial referral is made to the supplier.

Award Detail

1 Birkenhead Forum Housing Association (Birkenhead)
  • Reference: 002331-2023-c1056-1
  • Value: £588,724

Renewal Options

There are options to extend for up to a further 2 x 12 months (at the council's sole discretion). In the event the contract is extended, any extension shall be on the same terms and conditions of contract as the original contract period. The contract is for an initial period of 3 years from 01/04/23 to 31/03/26 with 2 x 12 months optional extensions to 31/03/28.

Award Criteria

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CPV Codes

  • 85311000 - Social work services with accommodation


  • Options are available.

Other Information

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