Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Regeneration and Programmes and SIRO
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To proceed with an invitation to tender to
commission an organisation which provides at least one Link Worker,
working closely with existing Young People’s Social
Prescribers, to establish appropriate activities, groups and
networks help to support young people (11-18, up to 25 for SEND)
with their mental health and wellbeing.
The value of the tender is £100,000 over two years.
The Healthy NED Partnership’s
Commissioning Group have agreed to commission this project which is
a preventative approach to equip children and young people with the
tools and skills to manage future mental health and wellbeing
issues. The aim is to also reduce social isolation, build
confidence and increase aspirations.
There is a focus on working with children and young people with complex social needs, on a CAHMS waiting list, are NEET or lonely and isolated. However, referrals will not be limited to these cohorts.
This is fully funded by DCC Public Health via the Healthy North East Derbyshire Partnership and will not have any financial implications on NEDDC. The specification has been developed in conjunction with DCC Public Health and HNED Commissioning Group.
The alternative option would be to proceed
with an open grants round. However, this may lead to the project
being delivered by several organisations working independently and
would likely reduce the impact of the project and achievement of
outputs and outcomes.
By commissioning one organisation or consortium group, there will consistency in approach and delivery which will maximise the benefits of the project.
Publication date: 07/02/2024
Date of decision: 05/02/2024