Redditch Council and YMCA win contract to provide family support for the town (From Redditch Advertiser)
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Redditch Council and YMCA win contract to provide family support for the town
10:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has announced the start of a new contract for providing early help services in Redditch.
Redditch Council has officially taken on early help services in the district, and will now be providing support to families with children aged 0-19.
The council, in partnership with YMCA, won the contract earlier this year and, following a period of contract negotiation, is now able to take on early help services which will include the district's children's centres and family support provision.
The commissioning of early help services has introduced a significant change to how the county council will manage relationships with external providers.
This change introduces 'payment by results' during the period of Redditch Council's contract. Payment by results is incentive based and means that payments are linked to Redditch Council achieving the targets the county council sets it.
Redditch Council spokesman Louise Langston said: “Our aim will be to work closely with our partners to create a service that ensures as much stability and continuity for families as possible. We will walk alongside families by developing a team that responds to their and their community’s needs.
“We will continue to develop the six children’s centres to operate as a single point of contact to access early help services; to provide a continuum of support for families and communities. The service will have an effective outreach strategy to ensure that interventions are suited to the families in Redditch.”
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