Social Care

Solutions Social Care

NEPO has worked closely with colleagues in Social Care Commissioning to deliver a range of solutions focused on improving provision in the North East.

Social Care Frameworks

Adoption Support Social Care

This solution is in the early stages of development, this page will be updated as the procurement process progresses.


Better Health at Work Social Care

Solution for the delivery of the North East Better Health Award


Children & Adults' Barristers Social Care

A regional solution for the supply of Children and Adults' Barristers Services.


Children’s Complaints, Advocacy and Representations Social Care

Flexible procurement solution for the purchase of services related to children’s complaints, advocacy and representations.


NE12+ Flexible procurement agreement for the provision of placements Social Care

Flexible procurement agreement for the provision of placements for children and young people in a range of settings.


NE7 Foster Placements Social Care

Framework agreement for the purchase of placements with independent foster care providers


Post-mortem Services Social Care

The North East is exploring a regional approach to post-mortem services that could potentially include invasive post-mortem, minimally-invasive post-mortem, histology, body removal and storage.


Safeguarding Adults Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews & Serious Case Reviews Social Care

A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been established for this innovative solution allowing suppliers to join at any time.


Social Care Research and Information Tool Social Care

Newcastle City Council is acting as the lead authority on behalf of NEPO and its Member Authorities for the supply of a Social Care Research and Information Tool



Stephen Roberts (MCIPS)
Procurement Manager


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Social Care News & Events

15th August 2019

Market Consultation (Darlington Borough Council): Substance Misuse Service

This event is an opportunity to network with all kinds of providers and discuss collaborative opportunities to work together to deliver a new and exciting service specification

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8th July 2019

Market Consultation Event (Redcar & Cleveland): Community Care and Support

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are holding a market consultation event for their forthcoming tender for a Community Care and Support Framework.

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18th April 2019

NEPO seek supplier for Social Care Research and Information Tool

NEPO undertakes regional procurement for a Social Care Research and Information Tool to help the social care workforce deliver quality services.

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10th September 2018

Market Consultation Event: Social Care Research and Information Tool

A market consultation event will be held in Newcastle on 19 Sept 2018 in preparation for the procurement of an online research and information tool for Social Care professionals.

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8th August 2018

Job Vacancy (Middlesbrough Council): Placement Officer

Middlesbrough Council are seeking a Placement Officer to help secure better outcomes for looked-after children.

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18th July 2018

Market Engagement Event: Redcar & Cleveland Short Breaks Provision

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council would like to engage with providers who can provide a short breaks service to children/young people and their families.

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12th April 2018

Supplier Event: Children’s Complaints Advocacy and Representations

A Provider Engagement Session will be held at Newcastle City Library on 18 April 2018 in advance of a regional procurement for Children's Complaints, Advocacy and Representations.

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15th March 2018

Soft Market Testing: Safeguarding Adult Reviews

South Tyneside Council, acting on behalf of NEPO, is exploring options for the provision of Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and Serious Case Reviews.

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