Barracks Lane Community Garden is a charity run by volunteers and a member of OCVA. The garden project uses paid contractors for a range of services from specific gardening tasks to running workshops and facilitating community events. Examples of some of the contracts which will be offered in 2016 can be found on our website in the resources section.
More information: Barracks Lane Community Garden_2016
OCVA would like to hear from any Oxfordshire non-profit group who has already started preparing a bid, has made a bid, or is thinking of bidding for the following contract offer:
The Provision of a Wellbeing and Employment Support Service
Provider: Oxfordshire County Council
Deadline: 30th September
If this applies to you, please email james.plunket AT ocva.org.uk (replace the AT with an ‘@’).
Description: This project relates to a Wellbeing and Employment Support Service supporting people with a range of disabilities to live a productive life, with minimal dependence on services, by enabling them to access informal community support and friendships, start volunteering, and get paid work. The Service will be universally available to all adults resident in Oxfordshire who are: • People with learning disabilities • People with autism • People with physical disabilities • including people with a sensory impairment. The Service will be delivered to service users in a variety of community settings across the county. The Service will deliver outcomes that: • Enable people to make healthy choices around their lifestyle • Enable people to participate in sports and physical activity • Enable people to participate in social activity and friendships • Enable people to move into and maintain open volunteering • Enable people to move into and maintain open employment There will be a Phased service mobilisation and implementation as set out below: 1 January 2016 – Transfer in Employment Support Service for: People with learning disabilities – currently provided by Mencap. This service supports around 150 people a year, and People with autism – currently provided by Oxfordshire Employment Service. This service supports around 40 people a year 1 April 2016 – Transfer in Wellbeing Support Service for adults with physical disabilities currently provided by Enrych – this service supports around 100 people a year Important note to providers wishing to develop partnering or sub-contracting arrangements If you would like to develop a Consortium Partnership or a Sub-Contracting arrangement, then upon request by you, the Council will circulate your details to other providers to enable partnerships to develop during the tender phase. If you would like your details to be distributed, please contact Mark Jermy, Strategic Procurement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 323672.