Reminder: Banded Pricing Model – Q & A session – Friday 12 January

A reminder that following the release of the new Banded Pricing model for 2018/19, NCC will be a holding a meeting for Home Support providers on Friday 12 January 2018.

The meeting will be an opportunity for providers to find out more about the implementation of the model.  With the Question and Answer format, focused on responding to providers’ questions, we hope it will be as relevant and useful to you as possible.

We expect the meeting to last around 2 hours in total.  Steve Holland, Head of Quality Assurance and Market Development, will be chairing both sessions.

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Keep the Date: Banded Pricing Model – Q & A session – Friday 12 January

Following the release of the new Banded Pricing model for 2018/19, NCC will be a holding a meeting for Home Support providers on Friday 12 January 2018.

The meeting will be an opportunity for providers to find out more about the implementation of the model.  With the Question and Answer format, focused on responding to providers’ questions, we hope it will be as relevant and useful to you as possible.

We expect the meeting to last around 2 hours in total.  Steve Holland, Head of Quality Assurance and Market Development, will be chairing both sessions.

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Market Engagement project and the future of the Independent Provider Forum

NCC aims to have an open, honest and mutually beneficial dialogue with providers of all the services the council commissions.  Being able to connect with providers is critical in achieving the changes required to realise the full ambition of the Promoting Independence programme and delivering the best possible outcomes for people in Norfolk.

To support this shift and ensure continued strong market engagement NCC representatives from key departments like Commissioning, Procurement and QA & Market Development are meeting with strategic providers on a regular basis through the individual block contract provider meetings, and locality framework sessions. These will continue and strengthen as we work towards integrated systems of support which prevent, reduce and delay the need for other forms of care and enables people to access the care they need locally when a crisis occurs.

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Norfolk County Council Wants Your Views on Market Engagement

Norfolk County Council is launching a survey for organisations involved in social care and support as part of our work on market engagement. We want to hear your experiences, ideas and feedback on a number of the ways we communicate, engage with and support you in order to improve the structures we have. Your responses will help shape this important piece of work.

The survey should take 6-10 minutes to complete. You can start the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NorfolkMarketSurvey/

Your responses will be completely anonymous and we cannot trace back any comments to you. We are not collecting any personally identifiable information unless you include any personal information in any of the comment boxes. We will combine your responses with those of many others, and they will be summarized in a report to further protect your anonymity. We will only use the data we receive to help us shape the market engagement plan and will not share it with anyone else.

The survey will remain open until 12 January.

We hope you will take this opportunity to contribute your views and help us shape the future of market engagement in Norfolk.

Loneliness and Social Isolation: Market Engagement Event

2pm (arrival from 1.30pm)

Wednesday 22 November

at

West Costessey Hall, Queens Hills, Norwich, NR8 5BP

As part of wider changes to housing related support approved in February 2017, Norfolk County Council agreed to invest around £1.3m of funding in community based interventions for people on the edge of needing formal social care services and people on the edge of homelessness.

We will be holding a market engagement event for providers and interested stakeholders on 22 November to discuss how we can invest £800,000 annually on services to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.

For more information and to register your interest please see the attached link: http://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:433370-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML

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Your Feedback on the Market Intelligence Tool

Norfolk County Council’s Market Intelligence Tool has now been live for a little over two months. It is a free to access online map of social care needs, population demographics, workforce data and business activity across Norfolk. We have worked with providers to make this tool a valuable planning resource for you, complementing the wealth of information, insight and analysis that we already publish in the Market Position Statement. We see the tool as a valuable step forward in making market intelligence easier to access, but this is just one step. As we move forward we want to hear your feedback and work with you to develop the Market Intelligence Tool as a valuable planning resource, adding additional data and functionality as we move into the second stage of its development.

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