Wiltshire Council awards new contracts
Wiltshire Council has awarded supplier contracts for two services which went out to tender this year.
Help and Care which already has Healthwatch contracts across the south has secured the contract for the Healthwatch Wiltshire tender.
Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living (WiltsCIL) has secured the contract for the Service User Engagement service.
Healthwatch Wiltshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in the county. It
- Represents the voice of patients, customers, carers and the public to commissioners, service providers and local politicians.
- Acts as focal point for the community to have a voice in the commissioning and provision of health and social care.
- Provides opportunities for local people to influence decisions being made about their services across the NHS and social care.
WiltsCIL was awarded the Service User Engagement tender by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. It is already an established provider in Wiltshire, delivering support services to adult social care customers over the past eight years.
It will work with adult care and health service users, stakeholders, council officers and the CCG to co-produce a range of adult care and health services.
That includes supporting many service user groups, such the Learning Disability Forum, Autism Forum and Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board. It will also run customer representative groups for all users of adult care and health services.
Both contracts were awarded for three years to run from 1 June 2018 with an option to extend for a further two years.
Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health, said: "We look forward to working with our partners in the coming years in providing the best possible services for the people of the county."