Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in community drug and alcohol treatment

A Contract Addendum Notice

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To provide employment support for people receiving structured community treatment (with the Suffolk integrated Drug and Alcohol treatment provider) for drug and alcohol dependence, who are either unemployed or are at risk of unemployment. The IPS approach aims to provide sustained employment through mainstream, competitive jobs for working aged people receiving structured community treatment for drug and alcohol dependence who are either unemployed or are employed but at risk of unemployment in Suffolk. IPS involves the following • A highly personalised approach which features significant employer engagement, • in-work support in addition to pre-employment support. • IPS interventions are designed to support people into jobs that they want to do regardless of their stage on the recovery journey. • It aims is to support people into paid, mainstream jobs. Short-term training, volunteering and work placements • IPS is not generally intended to support people more interested in longer-term training, volunteering or meaningful activity. The Service Provider will be expected to: 1. Engage and support users of drug and alcohol services to address or prepare to address their employment needs. 2. Increase the number of Suffolk residents with a drug and/or alcohol problem accessing and retaining work. 3. Ensure IPS service integration in partnership with the Suffolk Integrated Drug and Alcohol treatment service provider. 4. Build relationships with a range of employers across Suffolk to increase employment opportunities for people with drug and/or alcohol problems. 5. Provide quantitative and qualitative evidence of the scheme's impact on service users' wellbeing as well as championing service user achievement and contributions 6. Ensure all relevant learning and best practice is shared with all the Scheme's staff; the specialist drug and alcohol treatment service provider and with commissioners Contract to start 1st July 2024 Please Note -This request does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services. We would welcome your input and suggestions on how the services might be best delivered in Suffolk and invite all interested parties to a Market Engagement Stakeholder Event Date: 26th February 2024 1.00pm-2.30pm Virtual event via: Microsoft Teams

Ammendments to Previous Notice

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CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services
  • 98000000 - Other community, social and personal services

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