This event will ask if it’s time for a fundamental rethink of how public services—and public service markets—are scoped, planned and delivered.
How can we help design and produce better services for people in the places where we live?
About this event
Before 2010, the vast majority of public money that found its way into the sector came in the form of grants. This has now mostly been replaced by a system of competitive public sector commissioning—itself a consequence of the prolonged squeeze on public finances.
One of the consequences of this shift is an increasingly dysfunctional relationship between many charities and the state—as our State of the Sector research highlights. Of course, for many charities and commissioners, contracting is working pretty well. But in aggregate it seems to be letting us all down.
It’s time for a fundamental rethink of how public services—and public service markets—are scoped, planned and delivered. This event, kindly hosted by Deloitte Not for Profit, will ask:
- How are the changes to funding failing local communities?
- How can place-based approaches to public services broker an improved system?
- How can we put our communities at the heart of the system? And what does this require of the voluntary sector?
- How can we get new relationships between public, voluntary and private sectors to deliver the outcomes we all want?
The event will be chaired by Nathan Yeowell, Head of Policy and External Affairs, NPC and speakers include: