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What do we do?

Welcome to Independent Care Consultants, Specialist Social Care Tender Writers. We manage, write and evaluate Social Care Tenders for providers of Domiciliary Care, Complex needs support and Supported Living services.

Our clients provide services for Older Adults, Adults and Children with learning and/or physical disabilities, mental health needs and those with complex needs. These services include providing support and housing for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC), young people vulnerable to criminal/sexual exploitation and those leaving Care. 

We understand the ever-changing landscape of Social Care can be daunting, but we are here to support you. The time needed to complete a Social Care tender is often a long and arduous task. So, let us take the pressure off you and you can get on with running your business.

We pride ourselves on our skills and knowledge of the Social Care sector. 

Who are we?

Natalie Saunders founded the business in 2011 and has 28 years Senior Management experience in  Social Care. Natalie is a qualified DoLS IMCA (under the Mental Capacity Act), a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with Psychology .

As well as almost a decade of working as a Social Care Tender Writer, Natalies experience includes:

Interim Managing Director roles overseeing Registered Managers, Deputy Managers, Team Leaders, senior/support staff, HR and maintenance. 

Joined up working on legal cases with Solicitors in relation to Social Care legislation. Provided Best Practice guidance of how to apply theory into working practices dilemmas.

Devised and delivered training to Social Care Senior Managers nationwide in Tender Writing. Applying theory to working practices regarding Mental Capacity and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, as well as Safeguarding Adults/Children.

Analysed compliance of Care Quality Commission outcomes.

Writing articles for Professional Journals, Regulatory bodies and Specialist Publications. This includes published articles for, Dementia Journal, Healthcare Business, The British Association of Social Workers, Professional Social Work and GP Sessional. 

Furthermore, Natalie wrote the guidance on Deputyship for the Alzheimer’s Society, which was peer reviewed and used as national guidance across the UK.

How we work

First, pick up the phone and give us a call. Or you can drop us a message. Tell us what you need or any specific tender you are interested in and we can go from there. We go through the specification, putting together a comprehensive tender proposal. We will get that over to you on the same day (even if it’s a weekend), because we understand that time is often of the essence.

The quote we provide has the costings clearly broken down. It will state what documents we need to be completed for the entire submission. Also, it will detail what documents you need to complete/sign in the meantime, because it’s vital that we/you submit on time. There will never be hidden extras. What we quote you is what you pay – it’s as simple as that.

Once we have the go-ahead from you, we guide you through the process from start to finish. Throughout the process, we tease out information required, advising and supporting you along the way, to build the strongest possible tender response. You go about your business, while we work behind the scenes.

We give you daily updates. We won’t bombard you with questions or request information here, there and everywhere. After all, you are paying us to do the legwork here. 

Prior to submission, you read the entire document and let us know any changes you want to make. These snippets of (massively important) info will often come to you as an ‘ah-ha’ moment.

Either you can submit the completed response document, or we will do it on your behalf. 

Take a look at our tender writing tips, to get more a flavour of how we work. 

So, let the Expert Social Care Tender Writers support you and get in touch today.

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