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
The new network offers the latest thinking and ongoing support and guidance across a wide range of channels:-
Find out more by reading our service plan