A new 3 year tender has been issued by Salford Local Authority on behalf of all the Greater Manchester Authorities for support into employment for people who have gone through the work programme and have not got a job. Bidders can apply to deliver support just for Manchester or for multiple authorities. There is a meeting for potential applicants in Manchester on Thursday 5th December from 2-4pm at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS.
Please find attached details of the Work Programme Leavers Bidders meeting.
The main barriers to work identified in the specification are: lack of relevant work experience; mental ill health; lack of work related skills and attributes; lack of motivation of confidence; and health conditions. The forecast volume of referrals in Manchester is 1200 in the 3 year period. The conditions of payment are considerably better than for The Work Programme: 50% attachment fee, 20% on securing a job for 28 days and 30% on securing a job for a year.
The expectation and wish of the commissioning authorities is that voluntary sector organisations play a significant part in the provision either as lead providers and/or as sub-contractors to a lead provider, as they recognise that the specialist understanding of and quality of relationships with specific client groups leads to better outcomes.
Further details of the tender can be found on The Chest.
Please confirm your attendance to either;
Places are limited.
Organisations unable to attend will be able to access the presentation slides and information from the question and answer sessions through the Chest.