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Integrating services – the context for policies


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presentation given for national childrens' charity to local organisations exploring how to merge and partner to better deliver public services in the future

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Integrating services – the context for policies

  1. 1. Integrating services – the context for policies, procedures and their implementation Adrian Ashton
  2. 2. What I’m not talking about... <ul><li>What policies and practices you’ll need </li></ul><ul><li>How you overcome specific issues to implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Only 20 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of examples from this morning </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  3. 3. The context being... <ul><li>governance </li></ul><ul><li>culture </li></ul><ul><li>drive for ‘sustainability’ </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  4. 4. Governance <ul><li>Over 40,000,000 hits on Google </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of codes and diagrammes and theories... </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  5. 5. What ‘Governance’ is all about: <ul><li>POWER </li></ul><ul><li>ACCOUNTABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>RELATIONSHIPS </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  6. 6. Importance of governance - <ul><li>Stops minority taking over </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents ‘mission drift’ </li></ul><ul><li>Guards against illegal action... </li></ul><ul><li>Protects values </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  7. 7. Culture <ul><li>Based on values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>those things most important to us in shaping our worldview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But rarely spoken about! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing it needs to be planned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making compelling case to all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular information </li></ul></ul>Adrian Ashton
  8. 8. The drive for ‘sustainability’ <ul><li>Encouragement to create ‘social enterprises’ </li></ul><ul><li>But like any enterprise , takes time to develop and start to generate income </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  9. 9. How to choose which type of income is right for you? Stage in ‘life cycle’ Attitude of organisation Adrian Ashton Loans
  10. 10. If you remember nothing else... <ul><li>Developing and implementing policies, practices and procedures should not be done in a vacuum and only according to legal requirements – there should be regard paid to the context you find yourself in </li></ul>Adrian Ashton
  11. 11. <ul><li>The end </li></ul><ul><li>( applause ) </li></ul>