This tender is for the provision of the onsite Care and Support Service within Extra Care schemes. Extra Care schemes are for Adults who want to live in their own home with the peace of mind of onsite care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if they need it. It means living in a safe property, with self-contained apartments in a well-maintained modern schemes in the heart of the community that is purpose built and tailored to the needs of Older People.

Essex County Council (ECC) commissioners are committed to developing a diverse market, in accordance with our duty under section 5 of the Care Act 2014, that supports Adults to live as independently as possible, playing full and active roles in their local communities. Extra Care is a key enabler for this aspiration.

We want the Care and Support services that we commission under the Care Act 2014 to be based on the principle of promoting well-being incorporating recovery and to be person-centred.