Opportunities with Better Security, Better Care

Opportunities with Better Security, Better Care

We are expanding the Better Security, Better Care support programme and inviting expressions of interest in new projects.

You can find a summary of the projects below. Further details, including how to apply, are available on the Government’s Contract Finder.

All expressions of interest should be returned to [email protected].

1. Training and skills development for the care sector

We are providing grant funding for a discrete piece of work to identify the training needs of small and medium enterprise (SME) care providers. To explore the current training available on the market and the potential of a skills assessment and training package which meets the needs, in particular, of SME care providers and is compliant with the requirements of the DSPT. This work would also seek to identify how the market for delivering this could be further developed.

EOI deadline 19 November 2021

All work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget: £55,000

Further details on Contract Finder

2. Supporting people drawing on social care to make informed choices about digital security

We are providing grant funding for a discrete piece of work to identify and understand the needs of people drawing on social care in relation to digital security. 2 This project will focus on identifying how to engage with people who draw on social care and their families/people important to them, and to determine their understanding of digital security when accessing care services. The aim is to establish if and how a better understanding of digital maturity and data and cyber security would enable them to make more informed choices about the care providers they choose.

EOI deadline 19 November 2021

All work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget £65,000

Further details on Contract Finder

3. Supporting non-traditional care providers to become DSPT compliant

We are providing grant funding for a discrete piece of work to explore and better understand how to support non-traditional care providers to become DSPT compliant. We need to understand and plan improved engagement through trade bodies who represent non-traditional care providers such as Shared Lives, mental health, hospices and supported living as well as organisations representing people drawing on social care.

EOI deadline: 19 November 2021

Work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget £45,000

Further details on Contract Finder

4. Learning from other sectors using DSPT (including dentists, pharmacies, opticians)

We are providing grant funding for a discrete piece of work to investigate and learn from other sectors using DSPT to identify where there are opportunities for additional programme developments.

EOI deadline 19 November 2021

Work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget £10,000

Further details on Contract Finder

5. Identifying the key market drivers for a digital support service

We are providing grant funding for a discrete piece of work to scope the key market drivers for a digital support service for care providers which includes DSPT compliance. There has been an increase in the marketplace of private companies offering DSPT support to care providers, however the perceived quality of these services is variable. The Better Security, Better Care programme is not intended to provide a long-term support function and so to ensure quality and consistency we wish to explore opportunities to develop the market for commercial support to small and medium enterprise (SME) care providers in the future.

EOI deadline 19 November 2021

Work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget £75,000

Further details on Contract Finder

6. Evaluating the Better Security, Better Care programme

As the BSBC programme concludes it would be beneficial and best practice to undertake an independent evaluation process for the programme activity this year.

EOI deadline 19 November 2021

Work to be completed by 31 March 2022

Maximum budget £75,000

Further details on Contract Finder

 

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