Shaping the Market for Personalisation
The Adults and Communities directorate is working with service providers so that there will be a range of services to meet people's needs in the future. As part of this, we are introducing a different way of contracting with providers. We will be using a new framework agreement when we commission services from care homes, care homes with nursing and home support services.
The framework agreement sets out what we expect from organisations that provide services to people in Birmingham on our behalf. If your organisation is interested in providing the kind of services that we commission, you will need to 'sign up' to our new approach to adult social care.
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Please note there has been a temporary Notice of Suspension of New Providers to Framework
As of the 30 November 2012 the registration for new suppliers to the framework will be suspended until further notice.
We are in the process of reviewing the pre-registration process and the revised process is likely to include submission of related policies and procedures, latest CQC report (if you have been visited) and a minimum of one visit prior to providers being admitted to the Framework.
As soon as the revised pre-registration standards are agreed, these will be published on this page.
If you are a new provider who has not yet been formally approved on the framework then the revised standards will apply to your registration.
New Framework Agreements
Commissioning is introducing new Contractual Arrangements with external providers. The new Adults and Communities Framework Agreement will replace contracting arrangements across all client groups, for care homes with and without nursing (both long and short term provision) and home support provision.
Please find attached the Payment Schedule Dates for the 2013/14 financial year for both Home Support and Bed Based provision.
Please find attached a letter from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director – Operational Commissioning, informing Home Support Providers of a number of webinar sessions that are to be held on the 4th and 6th June 2013.
Please help us recruit 'Experts by experience' for the Citizen-led Quality Boards
Over the last two years, Adults & Communities has worked with service users and carers to set up two Citizen-led Quality Boards - one for Assessment & Support Planning and one for Commissioning. Both Boards are now established, but still have vacancies, and we are asking for your help in identifying any member of the public who you think might be interested, and making them aware of the opportunity. Details of the work of the Boards, information for applicants, and an application form, are available on the Council website at http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cqb
Many of the Directorate's service users and their carers have talents, skills and experience which would enable them to make an important contribution to the Quality Boards' work to improve adult social care in the city. Board membership would also provide them with a stimulating & rewarding experience, and benefit their personal development.
We are asking you to do some talent spotting, and maybe offer encouragement & support if people are uncertain whether to put themselves forward.
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Please see the attached statement from KPMG regarding Open Book 2 and two meetings to share the findings of the project.
To register a place at either of the two sessions please send an e-mail, stating your preference, the name of your Home and the attendee's name, to email@example.com
Please note the statement below that relates to the provider event that took place at Birmingham Science Park on 18th April 2013:
Thank you to those who attended the provider event on 18th April 2013. Following the event we uploaded the presentation and example requirement. We then asked you to review the example requirement and give feedback.
This is just a kind reminder that the closing day to submit responses was Monday 29th April 2013. Please review the requirement and email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your responses. We are also happy to receive responses from those of you who were unable to attend the event as your feedback is important to us. There is a feedback sheet for you to complete to save time. We are keen to hear from you in order to develop the system and ensure you are provided with quality information to make informed decisions.
Thank you for your time.
Please note that the Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures have now been updated, the attached document shows the changes that came into effect from 23rd April 2013:
Attached below are documents that were shared at the 'Bed Based Provider' event on Thursday 18th April 2013.
We are asking providers to look through the information within the requirement document, and then use the feedback form to comment on whether the information within the requirement document is an improvement over current arrangements.
If you think the information requires additions, or if you think amendments need to be made please can you return the feedback form to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by end of Monday 29th April 2013.
The Business Charter for Social Responsibility was launched on the 15th April 2013. Please see the statement below:
Business Charter for Social Responsibility
This policy is to be approved by Cabinet on 22 April 2013. Following this decision, the Council will provide further information as to how the policy will be implemented as soon as it is able to do so, on the Shaping the Market website.
Birmingham's Market Position Statement for Social Care contains intelligence, information and analysis that will be of benefit to providers of adult social care in Birmingham, and to those who are looking to provide services in the future. It will also be of interest to citizens, carers and others interested in the vision and direction of the care market. It will help providers to make sound investment decisions when developing provision, and highlights the strategic outcomes that commissioners are seeking from services.
The Social Care White Paper ‘Caring for our Future: Reforming Care and Support’, and the draft Care and Support Bill published in July 2012 set out a range of measures; including a duty on local authorities to produce a Market Position Statement in order to promote a diverse, sustainable and high quality market of care.
This Market Position Statement covers all adult social care, including bed-based care and support services within people’s own homes, services in the community, and the trends and use of direct payments and personal budgets. It shows current and predicted future demand and supply, and outlines the models of care the local authority wishes to encourage.
Please find below the new FHS SS8046 variation form which needs to be completed by purchaser or provider in the event of variations to Home Support Packages'
Please find below the notes that were taken at the Provider Forums that were held at the Birmingham Science Park on 5th February 2013.
Please find attached the Payment Schedule Dates for the 2013/14 financial year for both Home Support and Residential Provision.
Please see attached update from KPMG on the OBA2 project, giving providers some information about progress to date and what KPMG are doing next.
Please see attached Bulletin Three, Safeguarding Adults and Briefing Pack for March 2013.
The link below takes you to the findings of the review Care Quality Commision (CQC) carried out with regard to issues affecting the delivery of good Home Care Services.
Please find attached a list of FAQs based on the conversations KPMG have had with providers who are completing the Open Book 2 questionnaires for your information."
Please see attached a letter from Elizabeth Ross - Assistant Director Operational Commissioning confirming future dates of Provider Forums for 2013.
Please see attached a letter from Elizabeth Ross - Assistant Director Operation Commissioning regarding an update on the Open Book 2 process
Please see attached a letter from Elizabeth Ross - Assistant Director Operation Commissioning regarding the Provider meeting for the bed-based care sector on Thursday 14th March 2013
Please see the attached word document from KPMG regarding follow up calls to the Open Book 2 questionnaire which was sent out on 13th February 2013
Please see the attached report "Reducing the risk of choking for citizens with a learning disability"
Open Book Accounting 2 - Confidentiality Agreement - KPMG
A policy on Never Events was introduced in the NHS in England from April 2009, following its proposal in High Quality Care for All.
With the introduction of the new Safeguarding Adults: multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands being implemented in April 2013, these bulletins are designed to ensure you are fully up to speed with what is happening and that you have all the information you need to prepare you for the change over.
Please find attached the Sustaining Quality Presentation given at the Provider Forums on 5th February 2013.
Please see letter attached from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operational Commissioning, regarding the next stage of Open BooK 2 that was presented at the Commissioning Event on 28 January 2013. Also attached is a flyer from KPMG.
Please see the letter attached from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operational Commissioning, regarding some webinar training sessions for Home Support Providers regarding SProc.Net Matrix
Please see attached letter from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operation Commissioning regarding the Provider Forum on 5th February and the Agendas for the event.
Please find below slides of the Open Book Presentation which was held at the Library Theatre on 28th January 2013.
Please see letter attached dated 18.1.2013 from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operational Commissioning regarding Open Book 2.
You will be aware that a number of West Midlands Local Authorities, in conjunction with partners including Health and the Police, have developed a set of overarching safeguarding adults policy and procedures, entitled 'Safeguarding adults:multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands' which were formally launched in July 2012 and which will be implemented across the West Midlands by July 2013.
A multi-agency project group has been working to develop Birmingham's local guidance (much of which is based on our current Good Practice Guidance) and we are now wanting to give you an opportunity to view it and provide feedback. The local guidance is attached below and if you would like to provide feedback on content or accuracy we need it no later than 28th January 2013.
Please find attached the first of a series of Bulletins informing staff and colleagues of the plans to replace our current Safeguarding Adults: Policy, Procedure and Good Practice Guide with the new 'Safeguarding Adults multi-agency policy and procedures for the West Midlands' and Birmingham's local guidance.
Please find attached a document informing Care Homes of Stroke Qualification for Care Home Staff
Please see the update letter dated 20th December 2012 attached along with a small training needs questionnaire from Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operational Commissioning:
Birmingham City Council is undertaking a formal consultation on the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility, details of which are available on the consultation page.
The closing date for the Consultation is 28th November and Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Director - Operational Commissioning, would be grateful if you could find time to read the documents and return the consultation response form within the deadline.
You can access the consultation documents on this page.
Please find attached a document that outlines changes to Disclosure and Barring for your information:
Please note there has been a change of telephone number you will need to ring with any queries you may have with SProc.Net system.
The attached schedule shows the dates for when invoices need to be submitted to our payments team for the 2012/13 financial year.
Please find attached copies of the Powerpoint Presentations that was part of the Birmingham's Social Care Provider Event Quality Matters: 'Inspiring to Achieve' event took place on Wednesday 21 November 2012, at Aston Villa Conference Centre.
The day provided a mix of key note speeches, workshops and exhibitions.
The day was attended by around 300 people. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Below are the presentations that were delivered by key note speakers and within the workshops on the day.
Please find attached a copy of the PowerPoint presentations that were delivered to Providers on workshops held on the 9th October 2012.
'Please find attached formal clarification of the exceptions to the micro-tender process'
'Guidance which pertains to the calculation of any variations or changes to the cost of a package of care'
Please find attached a copy of the PowerPoint presentations that were delivered to Providers on workshops held on the 3rd, 10th,11th and 19th September exclusively.
Please see below the Supplier Selection Policy - Guidance for Home Support Providers
Please see below the Matrix SProc.net powerpoint presentation from the workshops on 5th, 10th, 11th and 19th September
Please see the three attachments below from the Blended Rates, Variations and Invoicing Workshop on 6 September 2012.
Please read the letter attached from Jon Tomlinson outlining what you can do to ensure you are ready for the launch of the Home Support Framework Agreements.
The letter below is an update on the current position of the launch of the Adults and Communities Framework Agreements
Here is the briefing on self-assessments given to Providers at the workshops held on 20th July 2012
Here is the powerpoint presentation that was given to providers at the workshop on Friday 20th July 2012.
Here are the supplier selection surgeries aimed at providing advice and guidance to home support providers who will be using SPoc.net to submit micro tenders.
Here are the latest workshops that you can book to attend and location map for Woodcock Street for you to use.
Please see attached powerpoint presentation given to Providers at the micro-tendering workshop on 22 June 2012.
Please see attached powerpoint presentation that was given to providers at the micro-tendering workshops on the 12th/13th June 2012
Letters from Jon Tomlinson to keep you advised on the current situation with framework agreements.
Framework Implementation Letter - Update - 27 March 2012
Framework implementation letter - 24 Feb 2012
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Please see six attached documents below pertaining to the Framework agreement.
The Framework is an open agreement between the provider and the council. Applications can be received any time during the course of the agreement.
Below is the link for the City Council's tendering portal:
Please find below the framework terms and conditions, along with the contract schedules, some useful FAQs, public cabinet report and proposed self assessment questionnaires.