Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to the provision of high quality services to enable people to have maximum control over their own care and support and achieve the best outcomes in their everyday lives.
Direct Payments are an alternative to traditional care and support services. The Council provides cash payments for individual Service Users to purchase services that meet their assessed care needs. This gives the person receiving services more choice and control over how their care needs are met. Recipients of Direct Payments can choose to employ their own care workers known as Personal Assistants (PAs) or to buy services from a provider or a mixture of the two.
In providing Direct Payments, local authorities are also expected to provide an adequate service to support those who need assistance in managing their Direct Payments.
We are looking to establish a list of providers of approved services for:
A. Standard Payroll service
B. Managed Accounts service with Payroll
C. Managed Accounts service without Payroll
There will not be a guaranteed number of accounts but commissioners, care co-ordinators and Service Users and their Representatives will have access to the list of approved services from which to choose services required.
Tameside MBC is inviting organisations, via a completed Organisational Questionnaire (OQ), to be included on the list of approved providers. This will be an open list, re-advertised on an on-going basis.
Information from the OQ will be included in the contract and be used by care-coordinators and service users to inform decisions.
Providers interested in applying to be placed on the list of approved day services should complete an OQ. All OQ and supporting documentation must be completed and submitted electronically by using Pro Contract
by the due date of 29 July 2013 @ 12.00 hrs.
If you are interested in submitting for inclusion on the list of approved Direct Payment support services but are unsure about the electronic tendering process, please contact in writing:
Kim Greeves, Joint Commissioning and Performance Management Team, Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 6DL