Market Engagement events for the Thrive into Work Individual Placement and Support Programme


The West Midlands Combined Authority is working with NHS England, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), and the Department of Health (DH) to trial IPS services in primary and community care settings.

The aim is to test if this model can deliver a transformational improvement in employment, health, and wellbeing outcomes for people out of work with a self-defined long term health condition or disability.

The trial will deploy IPS employment specialists across primary and community NHS services focused on four geographic areas based around CCG geographies: Sandwell & West Birmingham, Birmingham South Central, Dudley and Wolverhampton.

It will run from October 2017 to March 2020, hosted by Wolverhampton CCG on behalf of the West Midlands Local Authority.

This event aims to engage with the market for the above services and to seek their opinions on how the service should be framed when it goes out to procurement at the end of June.

If you are interested in attending, please register via the Market Engagement Booking Link – Wolverhampton 12th June

Or Market Engagement Booking Link – Birmingham 13th June

Providers are advised to ensure that they have downloaded a copy of the draft service specification from the Contracts Finder website as commissioners will be seeking their feedback.

To view the contracts finder advert please follow the link here.


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