Support with developing or commissioning AA provision

We know that high quality development and commissioning is critical to ensuring an effective AA scheme. That's why we're working to help make that a reality in every area.

If you have responsibility for researching, developing or commissioning an appropriate adult scheme for your  local area, we can help you in the following ways. 


National guidance

What is it?

An online knowledgebase providing practical information and guidance on achieving effective AA services for children and/or vulnerable adults that meet thenational standards, via the:

  • development of in-house schemes (e.g. managed and provided directly by a youth offending team or social services) and/or
  • commissioning of contracted provision.

*Now includes information on the London development project*

Click here for a snapshot of what it looks like.

How do I access it?

Members

Just login to the website using your normal details and then click the Enter guidance button below.  

Non-members

We'd strongly encourage your organisation to apply for associate membership of NAAN in order to support the charity. 

However, we are currently offering free access to this resource for public authorities. 

Simply create an account, and select the 'Commissioners' user group. Under 'Scheme Access Code' please type 'n/a'.  

If you experience any techincal issues, please contact us.

Once we've approved your registration, just login to the website and then click the button below.

Enter guidance


Specialist advice

What is it?

NAAN has a wealth of experience advising commissioners as they research the market and develop their specifications. We can provide bespoke advice by email, phone or virtual meetings. Equally, if you are not sure that commissioning is the right route for your area, we can support you as you develop an in-house scheme. 

How do I access it?

Members

If it's a simple query, just get in touch via the usual email address or phone number.

If you'd like us to provide detailed and ongoing support with your development or commissioning project, we'll discuss an appropriate additional contribution to the charity with you. 

Non-members

We are always happy to have an initial chat with developers and commissioners of AA schemes. 

We'd encourage you to apply for associate membership of NAAN. There's a small fee (essential to our sustainability as a small charity) which we hope you'll agree represents excellent value.  

If you'd like us to provide detailed and ongoing support with your development or commissioning project, we'll discuss an appropriate additional contribution to the charity with you. 


Promoting contract opportunities

What is it?

If you have a contract opportunity, and are looking to ensure you have a wide range of bidders, we help make sure the market is fully aware. 

We have a membership of over 90 organisations, providing AA services across England, Wales and further afield. We can disseminate contract opportunities via our e-update system. 

How do I access it?

We don't currently charge for this service or restrict it to members. If you would like to use it, please contact us with details of your opportunity. 


Dynamic purchasing system

What is it?

Commissioners are under pressure to do more for less. You face huge challenges when sourcing products and services to help run efficient organisations. You are tasked with delivering value for money and positive community impact. It is important, complex, challenging and resource intensive; but it often feels impossible because budgets and time are so tight.

NAAN has worked in partnership with YPO to develop the first 'DPS' for appropriate adult provision. YPO are a local authority-owned procurement organisation, that has vast experience both with the emergency services and health and social care services. 

The AA framework is ready-made for you to access. It is designed to deliver value for money and be quick and simple to use. 

It includes a panel of pre-screened prospective providers and a 50+ page national template specification developed by NAAN in line with the national standards, ready for you to tailor to local needs.

YPO's appropriate adult DPS lead, Andy Perrins, is available to speak to any potential commissioner. 

How do I access it?


London AA development project

What is it?

MOPAC, NHS England London Region, the Metropolitan Police and London Councils are working in partnership to ensure effective AA provision across London. 

Significant new funding is available from MOPAC and the NHS for London local authorities to provide or commission AA services. 

NAAN has developed detailed information and advice for London councils about making the most of this opportunity for their community. 

How do I access it?

We've added a London project section to the national guidance. It includes lots of information about the project and how to access the funding. 

Members 

Just login to the website using your normal details and then click the button below.  

You can also get in touch with us via the usual email address or phone number.

Enter guidance

Non-members

Please register for the national guidance (see above).

If you have further questions, please contact us.