C&P: Collaborative Commissioning
Information and practical examples of how planning, purchasing and providing social care can be done collaboratively with positive impacts for supported people.
Commissioning for the Public Good
The Independent Review of Adult Social Care 2021 recommended the following:
‘Commissioners should focus on establishing a system where a range of people, including people with lived experience, unpaid carers, local communities, providers and other professionals are routinely involved in the co-design and redesign, as well as the monitoring of services and supports. This system should form the basis of a collaborative, rights based and participative approach.’
In response to the recommendations, CCPS set up a Collaborative Commissioning Project of local authority commissioners and providers to develop practical guides for commissioning and procurement officers:
- Resources: Collaborative Commissioning Guide
CCPS commissioned Wren & Greyhound to facilitate a series of online workshops between August and December 2021 with a group of 6 third sector support providers and 6 local authority commissioners. Together the group explored the ways in which providers and commissioners could work together to improve the way support is commissioned and procured.
These resources are the product of that group work and provide information and practical examples of how planning, purchasing and providing social care can be done collaboratively with positive impacts for supported people:
- Background, Definitions and Principles of collaborative commissioning.
- Possibilities: Examples of different approaches to commissioning.
- Practices: The practices that make collaborative commissioning work.
- Reading and resources
- Collaborative and ethical commissioning checklist