Reaching Everyone Age Concerns Together (REACT)
The key statutory commissioning bodies – North Yorkshire County Council, York City Council and North Yorkshire and York NHS Trust have jointly undertaken a major consultation exercise on “Securing the Future” for the Third Sector. Major changes are proposed in their tendering and procurement processes as from 2010/11.
The increasing emphasis on the Personalisation Agenda and the publication of the Strategic Commissioning Strategies, demonstrated the need for the Age UKs in North Yorkshire to be responsive and ready for change.
All the Age UKs in North Yorkshire have a successful track record of offering quality services at a local level but would be unable in their current structures, to manage larger contracts over a wider geographical area. All of the Age UKs recognise the need to develop a more collaborative approach on a sub-regional basis which would deliver a more efficient service for service users whilst reducing costs and time in tendering and delivering a countywide service.