The Awards: a word from Len Collacot: C&SW chairman

We drive into the parking area at Lansdown Racecourse, it is a glorious evening and the sun shines on all the vehicles already parked. As we walk across to the foyer to the marquee I am struck by how smart everyone looks. We are used to seeing each other in a work environment and, although I know most people there, I am not used to seeing them in evening suits and ball gowns. There is a real buzz around the throng in the reception area and as we pick up our champagne I get the feeling this is going to be a great evening.

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BCC Tender Process: a word from Care & Support West

This Newsletter comes to you as those of us who have decided to engage in the Bristol City Council Care Home Tender process are in the midst of the work involved.   This is undoubtedly a huge commitment that will require research and reference to your policies and to the tender documents.  We estimate that it is at least a full-time week’s work by a senior member of your team to accomplish.

The Care Home ITT final refers to market engagement and close work with a co-production group of care home providers.  However, the outcome of the co-production group left many of it’s members of the opinion that their input had minimal effect on the tender and after initial positive engagement  their input was given little regard by the authority.

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