Monthly Archives: September 2019

Person centred commissioning for better lives: Rochdale’s developing story

8th September, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Commissioning Live offers people with complex learning disabilities and autism more control over the care they receive. The council has found that traditional support arrangements don’t work or can easily break down which leads to crisis and far-from-perfect outcomes for people. In response, we are providing support in a more bespoke way to ensure people ...

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Tameside and Glossop Partnership Engagement Network

28th August, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) was established jointly by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC), NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (T& GCCG) and Tameside & Glossop Integrated NHS Foundation Trust (ICFT) – aka Tameside Hospital. Set up in the autumn of 2017 PEN is part of a multi-agency approach to provide the public and ...

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Commissioning to address complex needs – Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Background Traditionally contracts have been commissioned in separate silos, often resulting in duplication, inefficiencies and poor outcomes for the person using multiple services. Twenty five contracts spanning substance misuse and homelessness were aligned whilst a new single system was co-produced and procured using a competitive negotiated procedure. New system During the last four years Plymouth ...

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Heartsease Healthy Living – Norwich City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Putting residents at the heart of decision making is fundamental to Norwich City Council’s approach to cooperative working and opportunities to put this into practice are explored whenever we get the chance. So when the local CCG came to us with a pot of funding and asked how they use it to create a whole ...

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Northern Roots and Oldham Alchemy working with E3M

12th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

In July 2018, the E3M partners convened a special Alchemy innovation event to support Oldham Council and its partners in developing ideas for a bold new initiative called ‘Northern Roots’. The project involves harnessing the potential of a currently underused 65-hectare site and a new brand centred on food growing and production. Together they will ...

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Premier Supply Service – Oxygen Finance working with Cumbria County Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The government has announced plans to cut public spending significantly, with local government being expected to shoulder the burden of a significant proportion of that reduction. Therefore, balancing the budget for local authorities is more acute than ever before. Councils now need to develop new income channels which are both sustainable and supportive of the ...

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Producing solutions with citizens – the Elephants project – Unlimited Potential

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

For effective services, a better relationship is needed between people who deliver and use services. Organisations are looking towards citizens having an active role in design and delivery (co-production). There are ‘pockets’ of examples of lived experience/decision maker relationships across Greater Manchester. However, talk of better relationships has not yet ‘tipped over’ into widespread action, ...

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Spending and investing locally through innovative procurement processes – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Through its Knowsley Better Together Principles, Knowsley Council aims to prioritise spending, investment or recruitment locally to build social value. There is a strong commitment within the Council to raise the profile of high quality procurement and its role in delivering benefits to the local community. By prioritising social value outcomes in procurement activity, the ...

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Living Well Collaborative – Lambeth Council

27th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Overview Those commissioning public services are increasingly being expected to oversee rapid large-scale local change that achieve financial savings, but also to make services more accessible, personalised and focused on prevention. In Lambeth they have seized the opportunity to transform the mental health care system. By creating a radical new commissioning model and set of ...

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