Two very different approaches were taken to commissioning at Brightlife.
For most of our core projects and services (our Key Commissions), we followed a traditional contract commissioning route. Contract specifications – designed by Brightlife in close consultation with older people – were released as part of a competitive tendering process that was open to all eligible organisations in Cheshire West and Chester.
Alongside these core projects and services, we also developed a scheme to enable local groups and organisations to propose and implement solutions for tackling loneliness and social isolation in their own communities. Successful applicants to our ‘Bright Ideas’ scheme were awarded funding of up to £20,000 to develop and deliver their idea for a project or service.
Find out more about Brightlife’s core projects and services.