Leicestershire County Council encourages care providers to give their opinion on the needs of older and disabled people

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Leicestershire County Council is encouraging potential providers and developers in the adult social care market to get in touch and provide their views on the future of the market to inform the Councils long term strategy.

The authority has launched a Public Information Notice (PIN) to engage with providers and developers which could help deliver a range of community-based accommodation that will meet the needs of older people and adults with disabilities.

The information is needed to gain an insight into how potential providers might approach the delivery of services and the most appropriate role for the Council.

It is estimated that it will cost around £200 million to deliver the accommodation and support needed to meet current and future demand and the council will explore funding options during the market engagement stage.

Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Around 750 units of supported living and 1,200 units of extra accommodation will be required over the next two decades to combat a significant rise in the population.

“We know that living in suitable accommodation is such an important part of a person’s wellbeing and we’re committed to providing residents with the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still ensuring their specific support needs are met.

“I would encourage providers to respond to the PIN to help inform us on the options available for future delivery of aspirational, attractive and affordable housing and care.”

The deadline for completed questionnaires is 12pm (noon) on Monday, 19 November.

Providers should return the forms to the council using the EastMidsTenders electronic tendering system.

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