HRS and Employability Contracts

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Dear Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,

I would like to request details about the Council's:

1. Contracted Housing Related Support services (including accommodation based support, floating support, rough sleeper and Housing First services) and

2. Contracted Adult Employability Services (not including skills and training)

For each individual contract over £50,000 per annum, could the Council please provide the following information:
• Contract name
• Contract start and end date
• Contract value (please indicate total or annual)
• The current contract provider
• Owner of the building the contract is delivered from
• The client group (please include contracts for single homeless, families, young people and rough sleepers)
• Number of clients supported under the contract
• Whether there is an intention to extend or reprocure the contract
• Lead commissioner name and contact details

Yours faithfully,

M Makam

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Housing and Employability Services Contracts (reference number 03294). Your request was received on the 21/05/2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Kind Regards

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Housing and Employability Services Contracts (reference number 03294); Please find our response below. If you have any queries regarding your request for information then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

1. Contracted Housing Related Support services (including accommodation based support, floating support, rough sleeper and Housing First services) and

For each individual contract over £50,000 per annum, could the Council please provide the following information:
• Contract name Supporting People
• Contract start and end date September 2015 to March 2019
• Contract value (please indicate total or annual) Please see attached document
• The current contract provider Please see attached document
• Owner of the building the contract is delivered from Information not available
• The client group (please include contracts for single homeless, families, young people and rough sleepers) Please see attached document
• Number of clients supported under the contract Please see attached document
• Whether there is an intention to extend or reprocure the contract To be reprocured March 2019
• Lead commissioner name and contact details Mike Banks, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Adults Communities and Prevention; email [email address]

2. Contracted Adult Employability Services (not including skills and training)

For each individual contract over £50,000 per annum, could the Council please provide the following information:
• Contract name : VCFS Information Advice & Guidance
• Contract start and end date : 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2018
• Contract value (please indicate total or annual) -£499,013 annual of which Bootstrap are paid £85,500 per annum to deliver Employability Services
• The current contract provider: Families Health & Wellbeing
• Owner of the building the contract is delivered from : Bootstrap
• The client group (please include contracts for single homeless, families, young people and rough sleepers), Employable age group
• Number of clients supported under the contract: 1521
• Whether there is an intention to extend or reprocure the contract , 1 year extension in progress with a view to re-procure in year
• Lead commissioner name and contact details Mike Banks, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Adults Communities and Prevention; email [email address]

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Information Governance Manager, Information Governance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY or email [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please find attached our 'have your say' feedback policy.

Kind Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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