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.


Healthwatch Bristol help to clarify health and social care

The Healthwatch Bristol’s quarterly open advisory group is an opportunity for Healthwatch to share what members of the public have told us during the quarter about their experiences of health and social care services with service providers, commissioners and voluntary and community sector organisations.

The open meetings also function as a forum for networking between organisations which encourages partnership working between groups. Healthwatch Bristol’s most recent open advisory group event took place on 8 March at The Park Centre, Knowle, and the focus of the event was ‘Understanding my health and social care’.