The End of Commissioning

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Commissioning is at an end. Its time for a better way of thinking about the relationship between the state, the citizen and public services.

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The End of Commissioning

  1. 1. The End of Commissioning reforming local governmentDr Simon Duffy & Damien Chick■ The Centre for Welfare Reform■ 29th November 2012 ■ Cardiff,Wales ■ Presentation for WCVA
  2. 2. The old model of commissioning, and the drift towardsincreasingly centralised forms of commissioning, is indanger of undermining local communities, co-productionand the development of genuine social innovation. Amodern and fair society needs to shift power back tocitizens and to local communities. New solutions need tobe crafted around local needs and assets.This workshop will explore:• how to challengeprocurement thinking• how to focus back on localcommunity assets• how to invite citizen engagement•how to nurture social innovationinnovation
  3. 3. Four fallacies1.Government is rational andcompetentMoney or government canbuy everythingPrivatisation helps2.Central government helps localgovernment
  4. 4. Fallacy 1: the state is rational
  5. 5. Fallacy 2: you can buy community
  6. 6. Fallacy 3: privatisation helps
  7. 7. Fallacy 4: the centre supports the local
  8. 8. Four questions1.How can we end procurement?How can we focus on community?How do we promote citizenship?2.How do we nurture innovation?•How do we nurture innovation?•How do we nurture innovation?
  9. 9. Path 1: develop humility & seek partnership
  10. 10. Path 2: focus on local, really local, assets
  11. 11. Wards 40Av Pop 1,700Over 65 376 22.1%15 and under 308 18.1%Misusing drugs/alcohol 14 0.8%Limiting long-term illness 383 22.5%Children with SEN Statements 7 0.4%In private homes (including private rental) 1,365 80.3%In poor health 181 10.6%Deaths in year 20 1.2%Crimes in a year 88 5.2%Looked after children 2 0.1%Use Social Care 78 4.6%Working age on relying on benefits 177 10.4%Children Social Care Budget £60,000 £6,666Adult Social Care Budget £490,000 £6,282
  12. 12. Path 3: show real leadership
  13. 13. community sourcing
  14. 14. Path 4: respect innovation
  15. 15. You can get much moreinformation on all these You can also jointopics FREE at www.campaignforafairsociety.org #FairSocietywww.centreforwelfarereform.orgSubscribe and Follow These slides are © Simon Duffy 2012 ■ Publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform ■ Slides can be distributed subject to conditions set out at www.centreforwelfarereform.org

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