Key Points
  • The new Civil Society Strategy
  • Developing the use of outcomes-based commissioning, place-based social action commissioning, citizen commissioners, co-commissioning, consortia working, grant-making, social impact bonds, mutuals and social enterprises
  • Embedding and measuring social value
  • Supporting the third sector to respond to the changing operating market


Overview
Expert Speakers

  • (Chair)Terry Rich, Chair, Public Service Transformation Academy
  • Tom Watson, Business and Communications Lead, NAVCA
  • John Hitchin, Chief Executive, Renaisi
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Public Policy and Services, NCVO
  • Rita Chada, CEO, Small Charities Coalition
  • Jill Baker, Director of Development, Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Alex Fox, Independent Chair, Joint VCSE Review
  • Nigel Ball, Deputy Director and Head of Commissioning Support, Government Outcomes
  • Phil Moore, Deputy Chair, Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and Associate Medical Director, NHS England
  • Suzie Campbell, Co-Founder and Director, MetaValue and GO Mutual
  • Nick Gardham, CEO, The Company of Community Organisers

    Our Third Sector Commissioning Conference examines how to improve partnership working with the third sector to enable the most effective delivery of public services, with both financial and social benefits.

    Driven by their mission and ethical values, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) sector is valued for the vital role they play in society by tackling some of the toughest problems facing communities. The new Civil Society Strategy demonstrates the Government’s support for the third sector by seeking to improve the way public services work with these organisations.

    With an increasingly uncertain financial and political future, it has never been more important for commissioning bodies to use innovative models to ensure their financial resources are maximised to guarantee a social return on investment.

    Attend this conference to develop new approaches to commissioning that support more informed decision making. With an exploration of progress made in outcomes-based commissioning, place-based social action commissioning, citizen commissioners, co-commissioning, consortia working, grant-making, social impact bonds, mutuals and social enterprises.

    Understand how to create robust partnerships with the VCSE, to not just deliver, but also design and evaluate services to achieve better outcomes. Expert Speakers

    • (Chair)Terry Rich, Chair, Public Service Transformation Academy
    • Tom Watson, Business and Communications Lead, NAVCA
    • John Hitchin, Chief Executive, Renaisi
    • Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Public Policy and Services, NCVO
    • Rita Chada, CEO, Small Charities Coalition
    • Jill Baker, Director of Development, Lloyds Bank Foundation
    • Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation
    • Alex Fox, Independent Chair, Joint VCSE Review
    • Nigel Ball, Deputy Director and Head of Commissioning Support, Government Outcomes
    • Phil Moore, Deputy Chair, Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and Associate Medical Director, NHS England
    • Suzie Campbell, Co-Founder and Director, MetaValue and GO Mutual
    • Nick Gardham, CEO, The Company of Community Organisers

      Our Third Sector Commissioning Conference examines how to improve partnership working with the third sector to enable the most effective delivery of public services, with both financial and social benefits.

      Driven by their mission and ethical values, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) sector is valued for the vital role they play in society by tackling some of the toughest problems facing communities. The new Civil Society Strategy demonstrates the Government’s support for the third sector by seeking to improve the way public services work with these organisations.

      With an increasingly uncertain financial and political future, it has never been more important for commissioning bodies to use innovative models to ensure their financial resources are maximised to guarantee a social return on investment.

      Attend this conference to develop new approaches to commissioning that support more informed decision making. With an exploration of progress made in outcomes-based commissioning, place-based social action commissioning, citizen commissioners, co-commissioning, consortia working, grant-making, social impact bonds, mutuals and social enterprises.

      Understand how to create robust partnerships with the VCSE, to not just deliver, but also design and evaluate services to achieve better outcomes.

Agenda
Start

00:00 - 00:00

 

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Terry Rich Chair, Public Service Transformation Academy

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10:00 - 10:25
An overview of models for commissioning the third sector

 
  • Building the evidence base for Social Impact Bonds
  • Examples of best practice
10.20 - 10.25 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Nigel Ball Deputy Director and Head of Commissioning Support, Government Outcomes Lab

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10:25 - 10:45
Social and Community Action in Place

 
  • Learning from a variety of place-based programmes
  • Scale, extent and challenges to place-based programmes
  • Using place to create shared visions and plans for citizens, communities, local non-statutory organisations and the statutory sector
  • Evaluating and understanding the role of place in social action and third sector commissioning

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John Hitchin Chief Executive, Renaisi

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10:45 - 11:10
Providers and Citizen Engagement in Co-Production

 
  • Creating resourceful communities where people are people have control and shape their own lives
  • Codesigning, co-producing, and co-delivering their services with users and local communities
  • Cultivating leaders and supporting local people to make commissioning decisions on behalf of their communities
11.05 - 11.10 Questions and Discussion

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Nick Gardham CEO, The Company of Community Organisers

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11:10 - 11:30
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: Key Challenges for the Third Sector in Commissioning and Providing Services

 
  • Overcoming challenges from a third sector perspective
  • Reforming commissioning, contracting, funding arrangements and procurement to get the best out of the voluntary sector and to recognise the value it creates
  • The support commissioning bodies can offer to develop the Third Sector
  • Examples of best practice and innovative future commissioning models
  • Helping the third sector become more outcomes focused

Speakers

Rita Chadha CEO, Small Charities Coalition

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Tom Watson Business and Communications Lead, NAVCA

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Elizabeth Chamberlain Head of Public Policy and Services, NCVO

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12:00 - 12:25
The Value of Small – A Fresh Approach to Commissioning to Support Better Local Services

 
  • Independent research that shows why small charities matter – to people, to communities and to the economy
  • The role of grants in funding public services
  • How commissioning approaches can enable small charities’ involvement in public service delivery
  • New approaches like ‘Keep it Local’ which can increase social value and improve outcomes
  • The in depth work we are developing in some geographic areas to help shift the whole system to ensure services are designed, delivered and resourced differently
12:25-12:30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Jill Baker Director of Development, Lloyds Bank Foundation

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Caroline Howe Policy and National Programme Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation

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12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch

 

13:30 - 13:55
The Conclusions of the Joint Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise Review

 
  • Defining and measuring wellbeing and embedding it as a core outcome across health and social care systems
  • Co-designing health, care and public health systems with local people
  • Developing and testing ways for commissioners to invest in and reward the successful creation of wellbeing and resilience
13.55 - 14.00 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Alex Fox CEO, Shared Lives Plus

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14:00 - 14:25
Outcomes Based Commissioning

 
  • Moving to outcomes-based commissioning contracts
  • The contracting models: competition, integration and provider mix
  • Supporting the third sector to model their service structures successfully
  • Defining outcomes for service areas, measuring outcomes and demonstrating social value
14.25 - 14.30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Phil Moore Deputy Chair, Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and Associate Medical Director, NHS England

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14:30 - 14:55
Developing Public Service Mutuals

 
  • The benefits of mutuals and Government support
  • What makes a successful and sustainable mutual
  • Case studies of best practice
14.55 - 15.00 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Suzie Campbell Co-Founder and Director, MetaValue, and GO Mutual

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15:00 - 15:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Jill Baker Director of Development, Lloyds Bank Foundation

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Nigel Ball Deputy Director and Head of Commissioning Support, Government Outcomes Lab

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Suzie Campbell Co-Founder and Director, MetaValue, and GO Mutual

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Rita Chadha CEO, Small Charities Coalition

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Elizabeth Chamberlain Head of Public Policy and Services, NCVO

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Alex Fox CEO, Shared Lives Plus

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Nick Gardham CEO, The Company of Community Organisers

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John Hitchin Chief Executive, Renaisi

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Caroline Howe Policy and National Programme Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation

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Phil Moore Deputy Chair, Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and Associate Medical Director, NHS England

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Terry Rich Chair, Public Service Transformation Academy

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Tom Watson Business and Communications Lead, NAVCA

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Venue details

Central London


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