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Tender open: Improving Health and Wellbeing of Older People (Impacted by COVID 19)

November 05, 2021

The PHN is seeking proposals from organisations that provide mental health services, and/or services for older people, to help increase access and opportunities for older people to participate in their community.

Your proposal will outline a program model to increase access and opportunities for older people to participate in their community and reduce the level of real or perceived social isolation that may have been increased during Covid-19.

Your proposal will target people:

  • over 65 (or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55) living either in the community or in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs);
  • who continue to experience social isolation and/or loneliness and who are at risk of/or have mental health issues. This includes carers over 65, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers over 55, of people with mental or physical health issues, who are likely to have lost access to normal social networks and supports in their caring role due to the pandemic.

Your model will clearly outline the methodology for how it will meet the expected outcomes as outlined above which collectively will reduce the impact of isolation on the mental health of older people. Your model will also include an evaluation methodology.

The Service Model should focus on the Outcomes identified in the Key Criteria.

Access the full tender briefing document via our Tenderlink portal

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This tender will close 3 December 2021.