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Inspiring Change Manchester - Expressions of Interest

7 Jan 2016 - 09:24 by michelle.foster

Inspiring Change Manchester is a Shelter led partnership funded through Big Lottery Fund’s £112m Fulfilling Lives initiative: Supporting People with Multiple Needs. The programme’s aim is to transform the support received by people with multiple needs.

For further information, visit: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_complex_needs

Inspiring Change Manchester launched in April 2014 and runs in two-year business cycles, offering a chance to refresh the model every two years. Results from delivery to date, consultation with stakeholders, interim evaluation and consideration of new research in the field recently informed a Business Plan Review that has now been signed off by the Big Lottery Fund. From April 2016 Inspiring Change Manchester will move into its next phase of delivery and some exciting changes and new areas of work are planned.

As lead organisation, Shelter is managing a commissioning process to identify and appoint providers to deliver specific services in support of the next two-year business cycle of this programme. Shelter plans to commission two specific services from specialist organisations which will be fully integrated with the wider programme:

Lot 1- Engagement Team: The appointed provider will head the operational part of the programme, empowering service users and joining up work delivered by partner agencies providing the following interventions: mental health, accommodation, education training and employment and peer mentoring. The Engagement Team will also lead the outward facing element of service delivery, making a positive contribution to broader work across the city and taking on a vanguard role in relation to working with people with multiple needs.

Lot 2 – Peer Mentoring: Peer mentoring is currently delivered across two contracts but it is now being established as a single Lot in itself. Shelter particularly welcomes interest from grassroots organisations, user-led organisations and organisations with a track record in involving volunteers with lived experience of multiple needs in engaging service users. The focus of peer mentoring will be relational, person centred practice. Innovative approaches to this are welcomed.

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender
Shelter are now seeking Expressions of Interest through the submission of pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) and Invitations to Tender (ITT) from organisations and/or consortia. The evaluation of each stage will be carried out separately prior to clarification interviews.

Interest should be registered by email in the first instance to: sarah_walters@shelter.org.uk and then a full PQQ and ITT response will need to be submitted by 8 February 2016, 12noon.

For further information, email: sarah_walters@shelter.org.uk

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