Subscribe to the alternative service delivery network

With continuous financial constraints, growing demand and citizen’s rising service expectations, public services are increasingly being delivered through new and complex vehicles.

There are many innovative options for delivering services such as trading companies, joint commissioning partnerships, shared services, staff mutual and joint ventures.

Proposals for new devolved combined authorities will also require transformation in how organisations and practitioners operate, as well as the need to develop a greater commercial culture, policies and procedures.

All offer potential opportunities but also challenges and complexities of their own. These call for expert guidance and support from a trusted partner like CIPFA and the new network will help you with more creative, forward-thinking approaches to service delivery in the new era.

“The new network gives me an opportunity to discuss issues around transformation and new delivery models informally with other colleagues. It is useful time away from the office to think through big issues and get possible answers to the way forward.” – a senior professional in an English local authority

Benefits of membership for your organisation

The new network offers the latest thinking and ongoing support and guidance across a wide range of channels:

  • Attendance at a wide selection of topical events with pre-purchased places at regional venues, as well as open training courses for this network.
  • Technical support and guidance on alternative service delivery arrangements from expert advisors and commercial mangers who can respond to requests from subscribers either by e-mail or phone.
  • Timely updates on relevant new ways of working giving you all the facts at your fingertips, and information on how these will affect your job role, service delivery and your wider authority.
  • Opportunities for networking, career development and CPD.
  • Sharing of knowledge and best practice with peers to create an environment where the key alternative service delivery arrangements can be debated and addressed.
  • Exclusive website access – network websites contain a wealth of published information including regular briefings, newsletters and updates, as well as current and past event presentation materials to allow you to engage with colleagues and members in your area and share best practice.
  • Regular monthly newsletter to keep you updated on the latest alternative service delivery issues affecting your area of activity.
  • Access to a generic CIPFA LinkedIn group as well as a dedicated Twitter account (#cipfanetworks) 15% discount on all other open training events (i.e. those not assigned to this network).

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