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Category: 05. Commissioning

Applying co-production to commissioning and procurement

Community-led Action Research

This is the SCDC’s primer and work on community-led Action Research. Community-led research is as researched that is “defined, undertaken, analysed and evidenced by members of the community themselves”, while Action Research “is about using research tools and methods appropriate to engaging with the community concerned. Example methodologies would include drawings, photography, video diaries; drop in sessions and story dialogue; these methods being used in conjunction with or instead of traditional methods such as questionnaires.” Read more: […]

The future of commissioning (and more) from Collaborate

Collaborate has lots of work and information on commissioning, including thinking and research on what actually it takes to adopt complexity-informed funding and commissioning approaches in practice. https://collaboratecic.com/the-future-of-funding-and-commissioning-1227a35cb329 https://collaboratecic.com/building-a-commissioning-in-complexity-community-of-practice-fe2358fe204c https://collaboratecic.com/a-whole-new-world-funding-and-commissioning-in-complexity-12b6bdc2abd8 https://collaboratecic.com/exploring-the-new-world-practical-insights-for-funding-commissioning-and-managing-in-complexity-20a0c53b89aa http://www.betterway.network/toby-lowe-complexity-demands-collaboration/  

The Preston model

Preston in Lancashire has managed to fight off the fallout of the financial crisis and austerity measures with a model of community wealth building that is relevant throughout the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/14/poverty-was-entrenched-in-preston-so-we-became-more-self-sufficient https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/the-preston-model-of-community-wealth-building-in-the-uk

Report: Funding and Commissioning in Complexity

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 […]

Guide to co-production with older people

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, […]

The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

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. An inspiring and ground breaking document. Below, extract from a review of the report by Helen Sharp on the Ideas Hub: “I know that commenting on a procurement report might not normally excite us and I have to […]

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