The Merseyside PCC and the Merseyside Police recognise that some victims of crime are more vulnerable including:
• Victims of the most serious crime
• Persistently targeted victims
• Younger and older people
• Young people at risk of grooming for gang membership
• Victims with mental health issues
• Victims with learning difficulties
• Disabled victims
• Victims experiencing social exclusion and/or isolation
Research has shown that such victims are often subject to enhanced feelings of vulnerability and experience difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Therefore both emotional and practical support is key to helping these victims to cope and recover.
From April 2017 the PCC will grant fund an organisation (or more than one in the case of collaborative applications) to support vulnerable victims who have been a victim of crime and/or ASB in Merseyside.
Commissioned services will be expected to work in partnership with multiple agencies, adopting a co-operative and collaborative approach to service provision and ensuring information is shared appropriately to best meet the needs of victims.
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Location of contract: North West
Value of contract: £140k – £150k
Published date: 29 November 2016
Closing date: 23 January 2017
Contract start date: 01 April 2017
Contract end date: 31 March 2018
For more information on how to apply go to the contracts finder website here