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Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

Mon 29 Jul 2019

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

Based on informal discussions and the general move in this direction, we believe any new service will need to be delivered by a collaborative partnership, including a range of providers. We think it highly unlikely that a new service will be ‘won’ by a single provider or even by two working together (north/south for example).

As such, under the Team Staffordshire banner – I am calling together all our member organisations who deliver support services and have a genuine interest in carers, to an initial meeting in September, to discuss the appetite for such an approach; and obviously for this to be voluntary sector led.

With the difficulty in consulting diaries, I am simply setting a date as Wednesday 18 September, 10am, Stafford venue to be confirmed (pending numbers) – please email Garry Jones garry.jones@supportstaffordshire.org.uk to confirm your interest in being part of such a group and if you can or can’t attend on this proposed date (as you can still be involved).