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Request for Proposal of Service –Continuity of Support Service

Request for Proposal of Service –Continuity of Support Service

SNHN is seeking suitably qualified and experienced organisations to apply to deliver innovative and creative approaches to providing Continuity of Support Services in the Northern Sydney region through a Request for Proposal process, with services to commence from February 2020. The focus of the service is people with a severe mental illness who are currently accessing services under Partners in Recovery(PIR), Support for Day to Day Living in the Community(D2DL) and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and who are ineligible to receive services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As PIR, PHaMs and D2DL services will cease operation in the Northern Sydney region in June 2020, the CoS service will provide ongoing psychosocial support for these clients.

Aims of Continuity of Support Services for people with severe mental illness:

  • To provide ongoing psychosocial support to people with severe mental illness who are currently receiving PIR, PHaMs and D2DL services are who are not eligible for the NDIS
  • To provide non-clinical services to help these people achieve their recovery goals, such as services to assist with developing social skills, maintaining stable housing and physical wellbeing
  • To improve overall mental health outcomes and equity in service availability for this cohort

    Information Session: An information session about the Request for Proposal will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday 15th October at Sydney North Health Network offices, Chatswood. To register, please email Amanda Silla, Commissioning Coordinator at ASilla@snhn.org.au.


    Closing date for submissions: 4pm on 7th November via Tenderlink


    To apply or for more information: Please visit the SNHN Tenderlink website. All applications must be received before 4pm on 7th November via Tenderlink. Late applications will not be accepted.

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    Enquiries: All enquiries in relation to this RFP should be directed to the online forum on the SNHN Tenderlink website to ensure probity and fairness. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the RFP process. Sydney North PHN staff are unable to respond to verbal enquiries in relation to this RFP.

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