New mental health employment service planned

Camden is an exciting, innovative and culturally diverse borough. We aim to enhance these qualities by reducing inequalities, ensuring economic growth and delivering value for money services.

In line with these values we will be commissioning a new employment support service to support people who have experienced mental ill-health back into employment. We are holding an event for providers to give us their views on it.

The tender will offer an exciting opportunity to provide a mental health employment service that helps people obtain and retain employment. The commissioned service will be of a high quality and deliver evidence-based interventions, such as individual placement support (IPS), tailored to individual needs. It will also provide pre-vocational services, such as supporting people to gain access to education, training and volunteering in order to take steps towards employment.

Before starting the formal tender process, we want to talk to providers to inform the service and the procurement strategy. Providers are invited to the ‘Improving access to employment within mental health market engagement’ event on 3 October 2016 from 12.30 to 4.30pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street WC1H 9JE. Please call 020 7974 2857 if you would like more information.