Unlocking the value of VCSE organisations for improving population health and wellbeing: the commissioners role

Author:
ATTARD Jessica
Publisher:
Healthy London Partnership
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
50
Place of publication:
London

This commissioners guide sets out a variety of approaches to working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in order to create additional capacity for improving health and care that is person-centred and community-based. These approaches include adapting current commissioning processes, engaging the VCSE sector to develop more sustainable business models, and creating an environment within which new VCSE organisations or initiatives can be further developed and ‘spun-out’ to fill unmet needs. Based on interviews and learning from across the health and care system, the guide draws together examples of where this is already working well including examples from across London. It is particularly relevant for commissioners and service transformation and improvement leads delivering place-based care, public health and prevention, social prescribing, asset-based approaches and community development. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
commissioning, voluntary sector, social enterprises, joint working, place-based approach, person-centred care, charities, capacity building, service development, community development;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
England
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