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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.

How can social investment support commissioners to improve local services? (24.04.2023)

This webinar for commissioners of public services, social entrepreneurs and investors explored featured detailed examples from Kirklees and Rotherham, input from our expert panel and a Q&A.

The sixth in our series of Procurement to Partnership Toolkit webinars, it covered:

  • Rotherham’s experience of Mental Health Services and how social investment is supporting the alternative care and support models,
  • The Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP), where social investment has been used in an outcomes-based contract with a partnership to improve services for people with complex needs,
  • Panel discussion and Q&A

More details and watch the webinar.

Live Q&A with expert panel plus impact of procurement bill webinar (21.09.2022)

Our expert panel answered questions from commissioners and leaders of social enterprises and charities. Practical insights for anyone developing partnerships between public authorities, social enterprises and the wider social economy sector.

This webinar also explored what might change following the introduction of the Government’s new Public Procurement Bill and how to build on progressive practice in the context of the Bill.

More details and watch the webinar.

Relational commissioning – harnessing the power of purpose alignment webinar (31.03.2022)

How can local public authorities work in partnership with social enterprises and the broader social economy, to improve and develop local services through a relational approach to commissioning services?

This webinar for commissioners from local public authorities, as well as leaders of social enterprises and other public benefit organisations, examined the benefits and challenges of new, impactful ways of organising public services.

It also examined how the commissioning, procurement and contracting processes can be improved to enhance partnership working.

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Using social value principles to commission services and for community wealth building – webinar (19.10.2021)

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 (08.07.2021)

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 (11.05.2021)

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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