Upcoming tender opportunities for GM VCSE organisations

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Greater Manchester CYP Safe Zones

A new crisis care pathway is being developed for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health-related crisis.

The pathway is being delivered by Pennine Care, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust working closely with other partner organisations in Greater Manchester including other NHS trusts, local authorities (councils), the private sector and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

This is your organisation’s chance to be part of an innovative, well resourced crisis care system for children and young people across Greater Manchester.

  • 2 year pilot
  • Up to £500,000 per year
  • Providing safe, welcoming, accessible, youth-oriented spaces for 13-18 year olds in actual or emerging crisis across a number of GM localities
  • Liaising closely with NHS rapid response teams to provide support and de-escalation
  • Procurement exercise launches 16th November 2018

Register in advance at : https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp

For more information about the Crisis Care pathway, visit www.penninecare.nhs.uk/gmccp

Community Cancer Screening Prevention and Screening Awareness Engagement Service

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are currently procuring a cancer screening prevention and screening awareness engagement service across Greater Manchester. This will focus on priority areas and communities, using a diverse range of approaches and interventions that use a community development and social movement approach.

The service will be community-led, people powered and will work with identified groups to raise awareness of and uptake of the three cancer screening programmes (bowel, breast and cervical). It will work across the system to help connect, faciliate and support cancer screening improvement activity. In particular the service will utilise the energy and motivation of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to ensure the service is connected into communities and builds on existing assets.

The service will nurture, faciliate and grow the existing community based GM Cancer Champion social movement, working in partnership with the VCSE networks across GM. The service will connect to all GM cancer screening/promotional activity across GM in order to ensure a collaborative approach. During mobilisation the service will map activity with stakeholders across GM and plan activity in partnership with localities.

The service will not be a traditional health promotion service, it will instead take a community development approach to addressing the imbalance in screening uptake amongst certain groups. Communities will come together to improve the health of each other independently of formal service structures. The service activity will be focussed on those who need it most. Needs Assessment information will allow activity to be directed at groups and communities least likely to participate in cancer screening. The new service will provide dynamic and meaningful messages that are understood by the diverse communities of GM utilising learning from the Cancer Vanguard Prevention Workstream and locality partners.

The procurement has been published on the following link. The deadline is the 7th December 2018.

If you have any queries about this work programme or would like further information please contact Amy Ashton – [email protected]