Younifi announced as sole provider on Managing Care Solutions framework
08 January 18 – Younifi, a solution provider that helps councils shape the way adult social care is managed, funded and provided has been awarded ‘sole supplier ’ status on a new national framework.
The UK wide framework was tendered and awarded by public sector procurement specialists, YPO. The Managing Care Solutions framework has been launched to help local authorities get greater visibility and control of adult social care whilst providing improved outcomes and experience.
YPO recognised that within social care, local authorities are working with a diverse mix of product and service providers, highly complex care needs from citizens, growing demand, a variety of funding methods and significant budgetary pressures. The market was missing a solution to integrate all aspects of social care and allow for the overall management of social care services through a combination of technology, support services and transformation delivered in partnership.
Younifi was appointed as the sole provider to the framework as it enables a radically different approach for councils, providers and users of adult social care services and shapes the way that councils manage, fund and deliver adult social care services. Younifi is a full service solution that offers 100% visibility of the choices people make, encourages self-management for those in receipt of care, promotes proactive intervention and stimulates the provider market.
Four groups of people are supported by Younifi:
- People who know – Those with existing or emerging care needs can navigate Younifi to find out what care services are available to them in their community.
- People who pay – Local authorities can access information from Younifi about the services people are buying and from where, helping them to shape their offering to the care market. Care recipients can also use Younifi to select and pay for the care services they receive.
- People who support – Case workers (social workers, care providers or NHS workers) can access Younifi to see what is happening on a day-to-day basis with people on their case load.
- People who provide – Care providers are able to interact with people who need information and advice and publish their own service offering via the Younifi Provider Portal.
Debbie Hewitt, category manager, corporate and services, YPO said: “Younifi offers local authorities a better way to manage and deliver adult social care services.
“The Managing Care Solutions national framework gives local authorities a compliant route to purchasing a solution that directly addresses this need. All terms & conditions and pricing have been agreed in advance with Younifi, making it quick and easy for buyers to procure it and start to benefit from this unique solution.”
Tony Pilkington, managing director at Younifi said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as the sole provider to this framework.
“The launch of this new framework couldn’t come at a better time for the adult social care sector who are struggling to cope with growing demand and decreasing social care budgets.
“A social care market to meet today’s needs requires many providers of all sizes, delivering into an increasingly diverse community and offering far more types of services and support.
“Recent initiatives such as the personalisation agenda, the variety of mechanisms for managing care budgets and the objective to develop and leverage more community-based assets, all against a backdrop of unprecedented financial pressures have driven the need to fundamentally rethink how to better manage adult social care.
“Younifi can resolve all of these issues and help to develop a diverse local care market, with greater visibility of spend to inform plans and improve value as a by-product of helping people achieve better outcomes. It offers recipients of care more choice and unrivalled flexibility of management options while also providing much improved management and delivery of services for care providers.”