Learning Difficulties and Autism Supplier Engagement Event

The Assignment

Bristol City Council wanted support to engage with their supplier market to develop and test new models of care and support for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Autism. They wanted to challenge their approach to supporting these service users to ensure they were delivering the person-centred outcomes that focused on the goals and ambitions of individual service users. Bristol also wanted to ensure that they were in a position to deliver financially sustainable services into the future.

The Role

The 31ten team worked with key stakeholders in Bristol to get a rapid picture of the issues and shape of the local market. Working alongside the Council team we then arranged a supplier event for new and existing partners where we offered them the opportunity to feed back on the models and discussed how they could be shaped and used in the Bristol market. This was followed up with a series of 1:1 conversations with providers alongside the Bristol team.

Key Outcomes

  • 29 providers attended a market engagement event, with 17 progressing into 1:1 follow up conversations
  • Bristol have a deeper understanding of their local provider marker and other options available in the national market
  • A set of delivery models have been developed and tested with providers showing that there is an appetite for change in the market
  • Bristol have been given procurement advice to support the implementation of new models
  • The team have developed practical and tangible next steps for the Council team to progress the programme of work