Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Advocacy Service consultation

We are taking the implementation of the Care Act 2014 as an opportunity to re-commission a new integrated advocacy service with Cambridgeshire County Council.


Contact information

Helen Gregg
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Bridge Street

Consultation started: 23 Nov 2015   —   Consultation ended: 20 Feb 2016

When will results be available: At the end of the consultation period

Business group

People and Communities Directorate

Consulting with

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire:

  • service users
  • service user family, friends and carers
  • industry related professionals
  • general public

Aim of consultation

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are taking the implementation of the Care Act 2014 as an opportunity to re-commission a new integrated advocacy service for their areas.

During the initial consultation period it has been agreed that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will work together to take forward a joint commissioning approach. Tentative conversations had been on-going in the background to this work and those discussions have now come to fruition, resulting in this consultation.

Method of consultation

  • Online consultation survey
  • Letter drop to identified adult social care service users in Peterborough who have been known to use advocacy services
  • Stakeholder eNewsletter
  • Cambridgeshire County Council website

Using the results

The process will culminate in two separate contracts so that financial arrangements and budgets remain clearly defined within each area. However, we will take forward a single tender process and agree on joint monitoring processes.

How the consultation and results will be communicated

Consultation processes and events have already been run separately across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough prior to the agreement to join up the commissioning process to gather views on what a new advocacy contract should look like. 

However, a further 90 day public consultation period commenced on 23 November 2015 to allow feedback and comments on the draft joint specification. This consultation period will also include a second provider event on the 9 December as well as Council Officer visits and attendance at relevant local forums and groups.

When consulting

This is a 90 day public consultation, which commenced on the 23 November 2015 and will close on 20 February 2016.


If you have any queries on the joint approach to commissioning advocacy services please contact: