Commissioning and procurement made clear

We all want to find a better way to plan and purchase care and support.  But the way it works now is time-consuming, stressful and complicated, and when you’re not sure how all the policies and regulations fit together, it’s difficult to get everyone on the same page to try something different.

It’s more flexible than you might think.

If you’re a purchaser who wants to try something different, or a provider with a commitment to quality and innovation, this programme is for you. We’ll help you build better partnerships, so you can offer services for supported people that are truly personalised.

We can support you.

Through our  Commissioning programme we aim to improve the way local and national care and support is planned and purchased, by encouraging collaboration and promoting new ways of working. We:

  • Provide information and advice about the whole process, so you know what works and what you can do differently.
  • Facilitate workshops and learning events, to help you cut through the jargon and navigate policy and practice with confidence.
  • Offer targeted support to small groups, to help you explore new ways of working together to provide the best possible services.
  • Support ‘collaboration readiness’, so you and your partners can build productive working relationships before the process even begins.

What you can do now: 

Get handy resources. Check out our recent work, quick guides and publications here.

Explore the options. If you’re ready to do things differently but aren’t sure where to start, give us a call – we can point you in the right direction.

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The programme is jointly funded by CCPS and Scottish Government.