Tender

Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils are looking to appoint a suitable and experienced provider to establish a pilot training programme for independent travel for special education needs and disabled (SEND) young people.

The pilot aims to instil confidence in young people to use different modes of transport without the aid of travel assistance, reducing costs and giving true independence to young people to make their way in the world.

DWP has published details of their new method for contracting employment support. The Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) will run for a maximum of 5 years with a value of £7.5bn. The new framework will replace the existing Umbrella Agreement which is due to expire in January 2021. CAEHRS is designed to support the provision of employment and health-related programmes and will be the default medium for contracting with the marketplace for national employment focussed programmes unless more effective routes to market are identified.

ESF funding rounds are opening in London and Greater Manchester.

The London Programme will continue to support people with complex needs to gain skills and find (or remain in) work, education or training. These are Londoners who already face disadvantage, and who are likely to be further disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19. 

DWP has announced market engagement events for the Local Supported Employment (LSE) Trailblazer in the run up to the issuance of the Invitation to Tender.

The events are now confirmed as follows:

Torbay's Economic development company, TDA, intends to commission improved outcomes for Torbay residents, primarily those from Torbay’s most deprived areas, who are at the margins of the labour market, to become work ready in key local labour markets. These key sectors are: 

Liverpool City Region has issued a call to run a European-funded project designed to provide support to and increase the employability of people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The Royal Borough of Kingston (the Council) proposes to provide a supported employment service for clients known to the Council, aged between 18-64, including: Learning Disabilities (LD), Homelessness, Drug and Alcohol misuse, Mental Health, LD Children and Young People in Transition This service will be delivered in the Royal Borough of Kingston.

The south Leeds arm of the Community Led Local Development programme, South Leeds Together has up to £1.1 million of European Structural and Investment Fund monies to support economic development in the area through employment, skills and enterprise.

Following the release of the first and second calls in October and November the third call will be an open call running throughout 2019. It was launched on 25 February and will close on 17 December.

Southend Council is seeking expressions of interest from organisation to support them to promote supported internships and other preparation for employment activity for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. They are seeking support to set up and co-facilitate a local supported internship forum and help to deliver supported internships. There will be the opportunity to take advantage of job coach training (at no cost) to increase the expert pool of job coaches available to support young people with SEND on work placements.

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