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New contracts launched to support vulnerable across Telford & Wrekin

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Bromford and voluntary sector organisation Stay have won contracts to provide floating support services across the borough of Telford and Wrekin. The two lead providers have come together, post award, to work collaboratively with other voluntary sector providers: Maninplace, Kip (The Salvation Army) and the YMCA.

Together this exciting partnership will become known for its collaborative work under the name 'Thrive'. Providing a one-stop-shop for needs led support for vulnerable people across the entire borough. Bromford and Stay are lead providers and will subcontract other very important local partners.

This partnership brings together a group of organisations that have for many years delivered services in Telford and Wrekin with great passion and drive. Collectively, with a strong track record, extensive experience, local relationships and reputation for delivering quality and innovative services, the offer brings together a wide range of specialist skills and experience. We can work to improve and develop innovative services for vulnerable people across the borough, helping to support:

  • Mental health needs
  • Young people at risk
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness, including statutory and non-statutory
  • Teenage parents and young families
  • Substance misuse needs, including drugs and alcohol
  • Domestic violence
  • Learning disabilities, including Autism and Asperger’s
  • Offenders
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Physical or sensory disability
  • Older people and people with dementia
  • Multiple or complex needs
  • Other socially excluded groups

Bromford spokesperson Jo Fieldhouse said: “Being awarded this contract means that we have secured support for very vulnerable people across the borough, secured contracts for valuable third sector providers in Telford and Wrekin and developed a partnership that will deliver outstanding, joined up services.

“Feedback from commissioners tells us our tender stood out from others because of our outstanding approach to partnership, the value we place on specialist providers and the nurturing of smaller but important players locally.”

John Green of Stay commented: “The contracts awarded to Stay and Bromford, combined with the collaborative approach to service delivery with our Thrive partners, provides a great opportunity to create a truly needs led service to Telford communities.  As a partnership we recognise that our combined strength is greater than our individual expertise, and everybody at Stay is looking forward to working closely with Bromford and the other members of Thrive, to provide the best possible service.”

Councillor Arnold England, Telford and Wrekin Council added: “The Council has worked hard with all support providers who deliver services in Telford and Wrekin over the last 12-18 months to arrive at a service model that can deliver the best possible service to residents in the borough. The re-modelling of the services has resulted in considerable savings for the Council yet has increased the availability of these services by working more efficiently. More people than ever can now receive the valuable support that they may need. The new contracts will ensure that all service users who have already been receiving a service from one of a number of floating support providers will continue to receive the support they need from Bromford or Stay. We look forward to working closely with Bromford and Stay to build on the excellent working relationships that are already in place, ensuring that we can continue to allow the service to excel over the coming months.”