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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

MPS: Supporting Independence


Supporting independence: A man exercising to improve his quality of life with a trainer focusing on 'what matters to him, achieving his aspirations and supporting him to be and to remain independent'.New business for unregulated care and support, where there is no element of personal care, is commissioned through the ‘Supporting Independence’ contract. The contract consists of two open framework agreements and applies to all service user groups:

  • Lot 1: Group-based care and support
  • Lot 2: Individualised care and support.

The contract is delivered in eight geographical zones. Providers select the zones in which they wish to operate and can set different prices for different zones in recognition that services may cost more to deliver in different areas.

Zone 1Bideford/Northam, Great Torrington, Holsworthy
Zone 2Ilfracombe, Lynton/Lynmouth, Barnstaple, South Molton
Zone 3Tiverton, Crediton, Cullompton
Zone 4Exeter
Zone 5Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton
Zone 6Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth
Zone 7Ivybridge, Tavistock
Zone 8Okehampton, Moretonhampstead

There are annual entry points for new providers (or current providers to extend their area of operation) to join the framework in spring each year, with contracts commencing in the following October.

Further details can be found on the Supporting Independence website.

For historic business, a range of other contracts apply.

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Last updated: 29/01/2020

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