Collaborate and Newcastle University Business School have published research into funding and commissioning in complexity: Annabel Davidson-Knight, Head of Practice at Collaborate, said: “Complex problems require collaborative solutions and increasing numbers of funders — across the public and voluntary spheres — are experimenting with new ways of sharing power. Many are stepping into the role of broker, convening stakeholders across the complex environments in which they operate, seeing the maintenance of ‘system health’ as a crucial part of their […]
Category: 05. Commissioning
Applying co-production to commissioning and procurement
Co-production with Older People Guide National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) This paper sets out 7 principles to help local authorities and their partners, including local communities, work together and improve older people’s influence at all levels of service commissioning and delivery. Use this resource to provoke thinking about what underpins successful collaboration with older people for a range of purposes. Includes helpful diagrams about how the 7 principles can be translated into practical steps, […]
Stern. E,. (2015). Impact Evaluation: A Guide for Commissioners and Managers. BOND https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a0896de5274a31e000009c/60899_Impact_Evaluation_Guide_0515.pdf An in-depth offering of how to construct relevant evaluations for instances of Co-Production.
Slay, J., Penny, J. (2014). Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-Production: A Guide for Local Authorities. NEF. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/974bfd0fd635a9ffcd_j2m6b04bs.pdf An in-depth look at how commissioning should be conducted to incorporate co-production to make the best use of resources.
Slay, J., 2014. Transforming Youth Service: Unlocking Value Through Co-Production. NEF. https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/3bf3d0d37f59967672_s4m6ivqnu.pdf An article on how co-production can be applied to the commissioning phase of youth services.
Villeneuve-Smith, F., Blake, J. 2016. The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement. BATES WELLS BRAITHWAITE. https://www.bwbllp.com/file/the-art-of-the-possible-in-public-procurement-pdf A high level explanation of how Commissioners acting for Health Boards can revolutionise their procurement methods using co-production style methods.
Jon Skone’s provocative summary of the current commissioning scene in Wales and a call to move from competition to collaboration in order to better serve those we support. Find this document on the old All In This Together website – here.
SCIE has produced a guide which suggests what commissioners can do to improve how they assess, plan, contract and monitor home care services for older people with complex needs. http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide54/ Related link: SCTV film – the film highlights the challenges of commissioning home care for older people and shows examples of providing good-quality, person- centred home care for older people with complex needs. (11’16)
How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]
Unlocking the Imagination was the first major written work by Simon Duffy and sets out some of the key concepts that have been critical to his work. It offers a path for commissioners who do not see themselves as experts in how other people should live, but instead want to create the conditions for citizenship and stronger communities for everyone. It is as challenging today as it was when it was first published in 1996. […]