Festival of Ideas for independent living - Commissioner invite


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an invitation to commissioners of public services to join our Festival of Ideas: Innovation for independent living on April 30th in London

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Festival of Ideas for independent living - Commissioner invite

  1. 1. an invitation to Festival of Ideas: Innovation for independent living with
  2. 2. Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP <ul><li>What is the Innovation Exchange ? The Innovation Exchange is working to grow innovation from the third sector . The third sector is teeming with solutions, but growing innovation is hard . Innovators, commissioners of services and social investors too often don’t know each other’s phone numbers and lack the capacity and incentive to work together . The Exchange is bringing them together in collaborative innovation around key social challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>What is independent living ? </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled people, (including older disabled people), have challenged the meaning of ‘independence’. ‘Independent living’ does not mean doing things for yourself, or living on your own. Instead, it means: </li></ul><ul><li>having choice and control over the assistance and/or equipment needed to </li></ul><ul><li>go about your daily life </li></ul><ul><li>having equal access to housing, transport and mobility, health, employment </li></ul><ul><li>and education and training opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP <ul><li>This event will enable you to </li></ul><ul><li>Scan the horizon of third sector innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the third sector as part of work towards world-class commissioning </li></ul><ul><li>See Ed Miliband , Minister for the Cabinet Office, speak about social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the key opportunities for innovation identified by the Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Help shape the work of innovators and social investors in these opportunity areas </li></ul><ul><li>Build new contacts and work with the best of third sector innovation </li></ul><ul><li>This event will ask you to </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute your intelligence and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Offer to feedback on an innovator’s plans in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how you and your organisation might support and benefit from these </li></ul><ul><li>innovations in the future </li></ul>
  4. 4. Call for ideas from the third sector Festival of Ideas brings together innovators, commissioners and investors around the best innovations Innovators develop their plans online with the contacts they have made at the Festival The best innovations receive a share of the £200k Innovation Exchange Fund Possible additional support from commissioners and social investors <ul><li>The Festival of Ideas will: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen and focus the work of third sector innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Generate powerful connections between innovators, commissioners and </li></ul><ul><li>social investors </li></ul>Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP
  5. 5. Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP When : 30 th April, 2008 Where : The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA (the venue has good disabled access) What : 10am, Opening, including Ed Miliband, Minister for the Cabinet Office 11am, Identifying opportunities for innovation for independent living 12 noon, Workshops around key opportunities for innovation 1pm, Lunch 2pm, Open space sessions 3.15pm, Close
  6. 6. Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP
  7. 7. Context Festival Outputs Info RSVP Please reply to: Raj Cheema [email_address] 0207 259 1368