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In-depth examinations of successful public service partnerships, described by partners involved PLUS analysis from experts and Q&A. Watch the recordings here.

Our comprehensive webinars feature powerful examples of public authorities and social enterprises delivering high quality services through genuine collaboration between organisations and with communities.

Using social value principles to commission services and for community wealth building – webinar

How can public authorities ensure social value imperatives are at the heart of commissioning local services?

How can they harness the power of local anchor institutions to enhance the economic and social wellbeing of local communities?

Do we measure what really matters when it comes to social value, and can we ensure public service is dedicated to social value, rather than delivering a small number of marginal, additional benefits?

This webinar features examples of ground-breaking work by London & South East Education Group (which has embedded social value measurement and management to maximise the wider benefits of education and community impact) and Oldham Council (where every council policy decision starts with consideration of local needs and social value).

More details and watch the webinar.

Public Benefit Partnerships for Children’s Services webinar

The children’s services market is not fit for purpose, does not meet the needs of children at risk and looked after children, and is under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority.

But partnerships based on purpose-alignment for public benefit can deliver better children’s services at better value for the public purse. This webinar includes:

  • the ground-breaking Children’s Innovation Partnership created by Leicestershire County Council and Barnardo’s
  • Kibble, one of the UK’s most successful social enterprises, supporting children with their unique approach to partnership
  • Other expert commentary and Q&A
  • More details and watch the webinar

From Procurement to Partnership webinar

Held on 11 May 2021, the webinar features:

  • Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE on Oldham Council’s pioneering approach in setting up its innovation partnership for social prescribing
  • Rachel Silcock of Plymouth City Council on the work going on in the city via its Alliance for Complex Needs
  • Julian Blake, Stone King describing the Five Correctives

And a panel discussion and Q&A session which also includes:

  • Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Chair of the House of Lords’ Public Services Committee
  • Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22
  • Jonathan Bland, E3M

The webinar shows we can find more imaginative, innovative and effective ways to deliver high-quality public services. More details / watch the webinar.

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Case studies of purpose-aligned partnerships

Examples of successful public service community partnerships delivering a variety of public services. See them here.

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