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Residential and Nursing care

If you are a provider who would like to work with us to provide residential or nursing services, you will need to sign up to become either a Spot provider or by bidding to become a provider on the Integrated Residential and Nursing Framework. 

Further information can be found in the sections below about how to become a spot provider or how to join the IRN Framework.


Becoming a Provider on the Integrated Residential and Nursing Framework 2019 (IRN 2019)

Peter Fairley, Director Integration and Partnerships talks about the benefits of joining the IRN contract. 

The tender for The Integrated Residential and Nursing 2020 Tender on behalf of Essex County Council, Basildon and Brentwood CCG, Castle Point and Rochford CCG, Mid Essex CCG, North Essex CCG, Southend CCG and West Essex CCG will be reopening for submissions by the end of February. If you have any questions please email or

Contract Information

The Framework is a ranked list of providers who can deliver both respite and long term residential and nursing care to the residents of Essex.  

The current Framework started in June 2019.  There are annual review points at the beginning of each calendar year where new providers are able to join the framework and existing providers are able to submit a new price. The next time the framework opens will be early 2020.


Becoming a Spot Provider

Essex is currently looking for providers who can deliver residential and nursing care in areas where we have limited provision via our IRN Framework.  It is our expectation that any provider who becomes a spot provider to deliver services in these areas, will look to join our framework at the next available review point.

If you are interested in becoming a Spot provide please click here.

If you are interested in becoming a provider of residential care for adults with disabilities (learning disabilities, physical impairments, and sensory impairments) please click here


Framework for Adults with Disabilities

We are currently developing a framework for Adults with Disabilities and further information can be found below:

Market Engagement Event Slides (21.03.18)



Last Updated:  14 February 2020

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