Early Action Commissioning


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This presentation was given by Will Horwitz from Community Links. The main discussion point was moving spending from the bottom of the cliff to the top.

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Early Action Commissioning

  1. 1. www.community- Early Action Commissioning Moving spending from the bottom of the cliff to the top Will Horwitz
  2. 2. www.community- The Early Action Task Force Graham Allen MP, Chair of Early Intervention Foundation Geraldine Blake, Chief Executive, Community Links Kim Bromley-Derry, CEO, London Borough of Newham Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation Dan Corry, CEO, New Philanthropy Capital Hilary Cottam, Principle Partner, Participle Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO, National Council for Voluntary Organisations Lucy de Groot, Chief Executive, Community Service Volunteers Victoria Hornby, Director of Grants, Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge David Hutchinson, CEO, Social Finance Ben Jupp, Director, Social Finance Dharmendra Kanani, England Director, Big Lottery Fund Tom McLaughlan, Director Government Relations, Accenture Debbie Pippard, Head of Programmes, Barrow Cadbury Trust Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics David Robinson, Senior Advisor, Community Links (Chair) Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scott, House of Lords and CEO, Tomorrow’s People Dame Clare Tickell, CEO, Action for Children Kitty Ussher, former CEO, Demos Yasmin Waljee OBE, International Pro Bono Manager, Hogan Lovells Nick Wright, Managing Director Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, UBS
  3. 3. www.community-
  4. 4. Primary prevention: Preventing or minimising the risk of problems arising, usually through universal policies like health promotion or a vaccination programme. Secondary prevention: Targeting individuals or groups at high risk or showing early signs of a particular problem to try to stop it occurring. For example Family Nurse Partnerships, screening programmes, or the Reading Recovery Programme. Tertiary prevention: Intervening once there is a problem, to stop it getting worse and redress the situation. For example work with ‘troubled families’ or to prevent reoffending. Acute spending: Spending which acts to manage the impact of a strongly negative situation but does little or nothing to prevent negative consequences or it reoccurring in future. For example prison, or acute hospital care. www.community-links.org/earlyaction
  5. 5. www.community- Barriers to Early Action 1. Short term planning 2. Silos 3. We can’t afford it (‘double running’) 4. We don’t really know what works (and can we cash the savings?) 5. Skills and leadership
  6. 6. www.community- The goal • A change in: – Systems – Structures – Strategies – Skills – Culture • Not a bolt-on programme
  7. 7. www.community- • Public sector involvement from the start • Shared outcomes • Careful data analysis and measurement • Strong leadership • And lots more… Key Ingredients
  8. 8. www.community- Some examples • Southwark Early Action Commission • Public Social Partnerships • Early Action Neighbourhood Fund
  9. 9. www.community- Get in touch will.horwitz@community-links.org 0207 473 9658 www.community-links.org/earlyaction @comm_links
  10. 10. www.community- Get in touch will.horwitz@community-links.org 0207 473 9658 www.community-links.org/earlyaction @comm_links