What Recovery in Derbyshire should look like - Market Engagement Events on the 28th and 30th November 2022

Posted on: 24 Oct 2022

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) would like to invite interested parties to a market engagement event to gather information to inform the design and development of a new service to build recovery communities and activities in Derbyshire for substance misuse, with the intentions of going out to market in 2023.

The event will help us develop an outline plan for the service that will be co-produced based on local community needs, strengths and opportunities.

The invite to the event has been published on Source Derbyshire, the Council’s contract tendering website: http://www.sourcederbyshire.co.uk/contracts/show/id/20516. There is an important document to review on this website ahead of the event outlining the Council’s desired aims, objectives and outcomes from the service.

The events will be held on Microsoft Teams


1st Event: 28th November 2022 10:00 - 13:00

2nd Event: 30th November 2022 17:30 - 20:30

Please note, there is no need to book onto both as they are the same event and are just on different dates.

To book on to the event, please use the following links:

Monday 28th November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444050957367

Wednesday 30th November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444121317817

Background to the event:

We want to use the event to understand more about what a new service to build recovery communities and activities in Derbyshire for substance misuse would look like.

The new Recovery service will:

  • build upon current grant funds for substance misuse recovery support
  • be available across Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
  • enables individuals to maintain and continue their community recovery journey

The event is open to everyone, and we would particularly welcome contributions from organisations and individuals who may:

  • be in recovery and/or active treatment (or are family members of people in recovery including children and young people)
  • have experience and knowledge of delivering effective recovery related services
  • have ability to empower the voice of lived experience
  • have experience of asset-based community development
  • have experience of delivering social enterprises
  • have knowledge of recovery capital and how this can be maximised
  • be collaborative and open to working in new and innovative ways to get great results

The event will be interactive and will offer opportunities to talk and share ideas. Some areas we think would be useful to explore are:

  • what features the new service will have and what it will do?
  • what resources (financial, human and otherwise) will be needed?
  • how we measure outcomes that show improved life experiences and wellbeing?
  • what kind of business model is needed to deliver this service?
  • what great co-production looks like?
    potential local and national barriers and risks

Before the event we would like to invite you to contact the Commissioning team on asch.publichealth.commissioning@derbyshire.gov.uk to:

  • tell us about the suggested event content
  • send any ideas for breakout room conversations
  • share the event details with friends or colleagues who might be interested
  • If possible, send in advance anything you would like to raise in the question-and-answer session
  • think about your best experiences of recovery services in Derbyshire so far

After the event we will:

  • publish the feedback and findings from the event on Source Derbyshire and ProContract
  • publish draft specification for further comment on Source Derbyshire and ProContract
  • agree next steps to co-produce the service

These events will enable the Council to:

> Provide people with lived experience, service providers, and interested individuals with the opportunity to influence the development of a local recovery initiative

> Gain a better understanding of what solutions, services and resources are available within the local and national market

> Explore how the options could be delivered that are in line with Derbyshire’s unique geography

> Gauge the level of interest in the project prior to going to the market

> Consider the costs; and

> Determine the most effective way of delivering the service

For more information on the project or the event please contact: asch.publichealth.commissioning@derbyshire.gov.uk

We are planning to audio record the event and will produce an anonymised transcript that we will publish on Source Derbyshire and ProContract after the event. If you have any concerns about the recording process, please contact: asch.publichealth.commissioning@derbyshire.gov.uk

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