Enabling Social Action Programme. (March 2018 – March 2020) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Hull on Phase 2 of the Enabling Social Action programme. The programme aims to support local authority commissioners to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations, and to embed social action in their routine working. The programme will include a […]
Keeping it Personal (January – December 2014) Keeping it Personal (KiP) is part of the People Powered Health & Wellbeing programme. Through the project we sought to understand how health and social care partnerships can support more person-centred and integrated practice when working in a way that focuses on people first. The KiP project was managed by Iriss. Over a 12-month period KiP brought together health and social care practitioners, people who access services and […]
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/
This board was established with the broad purpose of improving the quality of commissioning in Wales and developing effective practice in relation to integrated commissioning between local authorities and local health boards. It publishes various toolkits and guidance: https://www.wlga.gov.uk/national-commissioning-board-wales
Can you implement changes to create a truly personalised experience for people with severe and enduring mental illness and at the same time have a 20% reduction in costs? Can you make a fourfold increase in the number of people getting early support for common problems of mental health with a modest injection of extra money? Can you reduce demand by removing eligibility criteria? The London Borough of Lambeth has shown how. The Council and Clinical Commissioning Group […]
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 […]
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.