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Framework of Providers

The Derbyshire County Council Framework of Providers is a list of organisations that can provide certain kinds of support and activities for disabled children, young people and their families in Derbyshire.

The majority of Providers on the Framework work with young people from birth up to the age of 25. However, this will depend on the provider delivering the service and the specific service that is required. 

Providers on the framework have been chosen from their applications and checked that they meet certain quality standards. All providers are reviewed annually to make sure they still meet these terms and conditions.

The providers on the framework can offer:

  • flexible, one-to-one support in the young person's home or in the community,
  • childcare or 'sitting' services in the young person's home or elsewhere,
  • activities for individuals or groups during the daytime, evenings or weekends,
  • activity weekends for groups of disabled young people,
  • support with personal, practical and social/emotional aspects of ordinary living,
  • help for young people and families with direct payments or personal budgets to develop a plan and find support that's right for them.

How can you buy a service from a provider?

You can contact the provider directly and make your own arrangements. Be very clear about the service you want, when and where you want it and what you want to achieve. It's a good idea to sign an agreement which describes the service that will be provided and how much you'll pay.

If you have a direct payment or a personal budget check with your social worker first to make sure they agree that the support meets your needs.

It is the responsibility of parents, carers or professionals to check that the service being offered by a provider on the framework is appropriate and meets the needs of the child or young person concerned.

We can assure you that the framework is provided with our reasonable care and skill (for example, by us reasonably assessing that the framework providers meet certain quality standards), please note that we don't make any other promises or warranties about the services provided by any service provider under the framework.

For more information, or to raise an issue about a providers please contact:

email: denise.hudson@derbyshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01629 538448 or ext: 38448

Write to:

Commissioning and Contract Support Officer
Room 264
Children's Services
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG