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Contracting with Adult Services in Bournemouth and Poole
On Monday 28th June 2010, the Bournemouth and Poole Voluntary Sector Tendering Network held a meeting looking at contracting with Adult Services in Bournemouth and Poole.
• Brian Langridge –Business and Operational Support Manager
Adult Services Bournemouth Borough Council
• Sue Lee – Strategic Contracts Manager Adult Services Borough of
• Kerry Flann – Commissioning Manager NHS Bournemouth and
Poole and the Borough of Poole
Copies of their presentations and handouts are available to download by clicking on the links below:
Kerry Flann presentation slides (PDF 1.71MB)
Brian Langridge and Sue Lee presentation slides (PDF 70KB)
Bournemouth Borough Council Selection Criteria (PDF 14KB)
Bournemouth Borough Council Sample Quality and Performance Schedule (PDF 29KB)
At this meeting of the Tendering Network a question was asked about how to make Commissioners and Procurement staff aware of groups interested in particular service areas. The PCTs have a website to register such interest and they have provided the following information about it:
The Market Development and Procurement team works on behalf of both NHS Dorset and NHS Bournemouth & Poole, with the aim of ensuring our Commissioners have the widest possible of choice of service providers from which they can commission clinical services when they need to. We have created our “Working with us” webpage on both of the Trusts websites as a means of letting potential providers to contact us and give us an indication of the types of service they can provide.
All we ask is that you give us your company or organisation details and the type of services you can provide. We are always looking for providers who can deliver innovative outcome focused solutions especially in the current financial climate. Once you have contacted us we add your details to our contact database and we alert our Commissioners to your services. You should be aware that if we are not currently looking to commission the service you are offering in the immediate future you may not be contacted initially other than to acknowledge receipt of your details but rest assured that we will contact your organisation if and when we start to look at commissioning any service you can provide.
Improving Partnership Work in the Criminal Justice System across Dorset
On 8th June 2010 delegates met together to start talking about joint working to improve outcomes for offenders, their families, and the wider community in Dorset. Using the Open Space process they created an agenda for the day in relation to the question:
How can we make Dorset safer? What is and what isn’t working – and what can we do about it?
Bournemouth Voluntary Sector Survey
In January 2007, with the help of funding from the Safer and Stronger Communities Forum, Bournemouth CVS conducted a survey into the contribution made by the local voluntary sector to the local economy. This is an ongoing project and further editions were conducted in 2008 and 2009.
To download a copy of the reports please follow the links below:-
We were also helped by funding from ChangeUp to extend the survey in relation to Children's and Young People's Groups.
In 2008 we compiled a seperate report relating specifically to the activies of the Volunteer Centre
Evaluation of Advice and Information Service
BCVS launched its Advice and Information Service for Voluntary and Community groups in March 2005. The project was developed with funding from by the Big Lottery and the grant included provision for an independent evaluation at the end of the initial three year funding period.
BCVS commissioned the Evaluation Trust to carry out the evaluation. The report can be downloaded here.
Looking for Funding?
The Community Development Team at Bournemouth Council have produced a web-based funding research tool prividing information and links to several funding resources. To access this service please click here- Bournemouth 4 Community
Bournemouth 2026 Trust
Bournemouth 2026 Trust is an independent community development and land trust which was developed from Bournemouth’s local strategic partnership. Bournemouth 2026 Trust brings together people from voluntary, community and faith organisations, private companies and public services work together to improve the lives of people who live, work and visit the town.
Source - New Local Social Care Website
Source is an advice, information and support directory for all adults in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset,
particularly those with care and support needs. This website is a partnership between Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole and Dorset County Council. Source has been produced by the councils, voluntary organisations and focus groups consisting of a cross section of adults with care and support needs and their carers. The look and feel of the website has been greatly influenced by the views of these focus groups.
Website promoting mental health social inclusion in Bournemouth
Raisin is a website promoting mental health social inclusion in Bournemouth and the local area.
It provides local, up-to-date information on mental health & social inclusion, events, leisure, activities, rights, services, diet, exercise, employment, arts, medication, psychology and alternative therapies in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.
Go to www.raisin.org.uk