West Berkshire Council is setting up an Approved Provider List for Community Home Care services either delivered to people in their home or accompanying people to other locations as specified in the individualâ€™s Care Plan. The full scope of the required care is defined in the Care Plan but may include the following elements:
- Domiciliary/Home care
- Personal care
- Live in care
- End of life care
Community Home Care services will be commissioned from West Berkshire Councilâ€™s Approved Provider List. The service will be required every day of the year including Bank and Public Holidays (which will be deemed as a normal working day). The service will need to be flexible and delivered according to each personâ€™s Care Plan â€“ to include where required 24 hours per day for live in care requirements.
Service Providers will apply to be listed on the Approved Provider List. The Approved Provider List (APL) is an â€˜openâ€™ listing, meaning that new Service Providers will have the opportunity to join the APL at 6 monthly intervals.
During these intervals providers who already sit on the APL will have the opportunity to review their fixed pricing and reduce their fixed rate to allow them to continue to offer competitive pricings.(WB Ref:10385)
West Berkshire District Council
Legal Services,Council Offices, Market Street
Contracts & Procurement Officer
Published: 14 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 13 Dec 2012
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