The Service Provider will provide accommodation and/or support for the following client groups:
• Looked after children, including Separated Children Seeking Asylum (SCSA) (16-21 years of age);
• Care leavers (16 years and older);
• Young people with complex needs (16-21 years of age);
• Parent(s) and child (16-21 years of age).
The Service will be provided in the areas of the commissioning Local Authorities, namely: Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Hampshire County Council, Borough of Poole, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Borough Council. The geographical area covered by Bournemouth Borough, Dorset County Council and Poole Borough Council is subject to local government reorganisation that will take effect on 1st April 2019. On this date Dorset County Council will become a unitary authority known as Dorset Council except for the Christchurch Borough Council area which will become part of the new unitary authority known as Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Other authorities including Slough Children’s Services Trust, Surrey County Council and Isle of Wight Council may join the framework during the contract period.