Bradbury Fields, in Liverpool, have recently secured a multi-year sensory contract from Knowsley Council. Previously, Knowsley Council managed a range of providers to deliver their sensory services, alongside Bradbury Fields, which is a key sight loss service provider. However, Knowsley Council preferred a single sensory contract and Bradbury Fields, who work closely with other local sensory providers, successfully developed a partnership bid and are now the lead on the sensory contract – delivering services themselves and sub-contracting children’s habilitation services with Guide Dogs, centre based rehabilitation with Christopher Grange Visual Rehabilitation Centre and specialist deaf support from Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP).
This represents a major change for Bradbury Fields. They have had to consult with their membership, amend their memorandum and articles of association to enable them to incorporate sensory provision and they are now also managing sub-contractors.
Visionary supported Bradbury Fields throughout the process by reviewing the tender specification, contributing to and proof-reading the bid. We are now providing support on developing and implementing effective sub-contracts.
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