Wellbeing and Employment Support Service (CPU1672)

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Oxfordshire County Council is tendering for a Wellbeing and Employment Support Service which supports people with a range of disabilities to live a productive life, with minimal dependence on services, by enabling them to access informal community support and friendships, start volunteering, and get paid work. The Service will be universally available to all adults resident in Oxfordshire:

  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with autism
  • People with physical disabilities including people with a sensory impairment

The Service will be delivered to service users in a variety of community settings across the county. The Service will deliver outcomes that:

  • Enable people to make healthy choices around their lifestyle;
  • Enable people to participate in sports and physical activity;
  • Enable people to participate in social activity and friendships;
  • Enable people to move into and maintain open volunteering;
  • Enable people to move into and maintain open employment.

There will be a phased service mobilisation and implementation as set out below:

  • 1 January 2016 – Transfer in Employment Support Service for:
    • People with learning disabilities, currently provided by Mencap for 150 people a year;
    • People with autism, currently provided by Oxfordshire Employment Service for around 40 people a year.
  • 1 April 2016 – Transfer in Wellbeing Support Service, currently provided by Enrych for around 100 adults with physical disabilities.

If you would like to develop a Consortium Partnership or a Sub-Contracting arrangement, then upon request by you, the Council will circulate your details to other providers to enable partnerships to develop during the tender phase.

Expressions of Interest should be with Oxfordshire County Council by 5pm 25 September 2015

For more information, please contact Mark Jermy, Strategic Procurement Officer: