Wigan Council's vision is of an education and skills sector which is more responsive to changing social and economic needs with a more diverse set of high quality providers that are constantly reviewing their delivery models to meet the needs of the community and connecting people to opportunities. To support this vision, Wigan Council on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency has responsibility for the dispersal of funding for the following education, skills and apprenticeship training programmes in Wigan for the period August 2015 to July 2016: Personal and Community Development Learning (PCDL); Family English, Maths and Language (FEML); Wider Family Learning (WFL); Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC); and, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Adult Skills Budget Funding. This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is intended to indicate that Wigan Council shall be seeking provider partners to support the delivery of these programmes and is prepared to accept applications for funding from interested providers for the 2015/16 period. In allocating funding Wigan Council's key principles are to target young people and adults currently not accessing learning, who are unemployed and/or have a low skill base, and who live in one of the more deprived wards in the borough. The contracts relating to this provision will be awarded without further publication and interested economic operators are invited to express their interest via the Wigan Information, Advice, Learning and Skills Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) website at http://www.wigancommunitylearning.com/ where the relevant documents may be downloaded for completion. The documentation will also provide further details on the scope of each of the skills, learning and apprenticeship training programme funding areas. The budget available to support the funding of these programmes as indicated in this PIN notice is an estimated figure for the first twelve months of the funding support and may be subject to change in this and subsequent years.
Ashfield District Council | PublishedApril 19, 2017 - Deadline April 28, 2017
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These work forms part of a Heritage Lottery Fund Project. Ashfield District Council are seeking to appoint a consultant to develop detailed designs and construction phase costing with supporting modelled / structural calculations for the creation of a sediment control area to be constructed at the main inlet to Kings Mill Reservoir. Key Consultant Skill Areas: • Hydraulic modelling • Sediment modelling • System design • Design experience of the built and natural environment. In order to express an interest and request the brief in full, please contact Lorraine Hodgson, Procurement Admin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please express your interest by no later than 5pm Friday 28th April 2017. Closing date for submissions is 12pm, Friday 5th May 2017. Bids will be evaluated after the closing date.
DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS | PublishedJuly 14, 2015 - Deadline July 22, 2015
DWP led the cross-government Family Stability Review in December 2013. The Review analysed the evidence on the drivers and levers around family formation, stability and breakdown and developed evidence-based policy recommendations on how to help current and prospective parents to create and maintain good quality relationships in order to sustain a safe, stable and nurturing family environment for their children.
One of the key policy recommendations from the Review is the need to extend and support front line and local provision — maximising the central role of local authorities in providing family-centred programmes and to test a family offer approach with some local authorities.
DWP therefore intends to trial a local family offer with 12 local authorities across England. The trial will take a life course approach to relationship and family support in a local area, the approach will be tailored to each area but could include improving data collection on the scale of relationship breakdown and it's interaction with other socio-economic factors; supporting relationship skills development in youth services; training frontline staff to spot signs of relationship distress; expanding parenting support; and the role of Children's Centres supporting couple counselling provision and integrating with health services.
The proposal is to appoint an organisation to provide a consultation and support service for local authorities in developing a local family offer; and testing the feasibility of this ‘wraparound’ service, building on existing best practice and introducing/testing new approaches/initiatives locally, where appropriate. The selected organisation will also help local authorities to apply for seed funding from a centrally held pot to support some of these extra activities. We are seeking organisations that can provide these services.
The trial will be evaluated in order to provide an evidence base to inform decisions on spreading best practice and wider implementation. Initially, the trials will be funded for one year in order to assess development and success with a view to spreading best practice approaches.
This contract will be for the use of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), its Executive Agencies and those Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) sponsored by DWP. Further information including a list of such Agencies and Public Bodies can be viewed by selecting ‘Ministerial Departments’ on the Departmental website.