21129 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Individual Service Funds
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Cambridgeshire County Council is inviting applications to join our new DPS for Individual Service Funds. Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will be able to call-off the DPS.
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) were formally introduced in the Care Act (2014), as an option for commissioning self-directed support. They are a mechanism by which an individual’s Personal Budget, agreed by a Social Worker, is held by a third party organisation (i.e. neither by the Local Authority nor the Service User) who is trusted by the client to help them find the care and support they need in the local community, be it access to Day Services, a Personal Assistant (PA), equipment needs, live-in care, social prescribing or signposting to other services and voluntary organisations that will help them achieve their agreed outcomes, or indeed a combination of all of the above. It is a form of Self-Directed Support.
ISFs are particularly appropriate when service users do not feel confident enough or have the capacity to manage the financial and employer responsibilities of a Direct Payment on their own but still prefer to exercise personal choice and control over how their agreed care and support needs are met.
The first round of the DPS is expected to close on 06/05/2022 at 12:00
Current Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) round information
Expression of interest window
From 03/04/2022 12:00 to 31/07/2025 12:00