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Demand Led Services Plans that Better Match Reality on the Ground


Event summary

The day will enable delegates to articulate the case for service and financial plans that better match reality on the ground for demand led services. This reality is key to delivering good outcomes and value while still achieving realistic yet still stretching performance and budget targets.

The event will draw on the experience of councils who follow this practice. This practice will be summarised in fresh guidance to be published shortly before the event.


21 July 2020
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

Everyone with an interest in the preparation of realistic service and financial plans for Adult Social Care and Children’s Services, especially service directors, heads of service and those involved in commissioning, finance and performance.

How you will benefit

The series will better enable delegates to:

  • avoid all the negatives of being labelled perpetual over spenders
  • track and explain changes in demand and spending
  • use comparative techniques and learning to identify opportunities for improvement
  • articulate the case for investment to make the most of these opportunities
  • ensure these improvements in outcomes and value are delivered on the ground
  • demonstrate the case for additional resources as demand increases
  • be in the group of councils where performance and budget targets are met.

Two workshop sessions will enable participants to share further experience and enable people to consider how they will apply all the experience shared during the day in their own context.

The day will draw on practical case study experience of individual councils.


  • Accounting
  • / Childrens services
  • / Commissioning
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Risk management
  • / Value for money