Date and time

Thursday 16 August, 2018

10:30–12:00

Join us for a webinar as part of the Keep it Local Network

About this event

The Keep it Local Network – convened by Locality and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – is a network of councillors, commissioners and community organisations who want to find new and innovative ways to reshape local services and transform lives.

We want people working in local authorities or community organisations to join the Locality policy team for an interactive discussion, to get your input into how we put a Keep it Local approach to public services into practice.

We will use this interactive webinar to co-design the set of principles which underpin a Keep it Local approach to commissioning, as well as share best practice from participants about new and innovative approaches to commissioning and service delivery.

This session is open to all members of the Keep it Local Network. If you are not yet a member, sign up here.

 

Background

Recent years have seen a trend of scale and standardisation in public services. This has crowded out local community organisations, and often resulted in tick-box services provided by big outsourcing companies, which don’t deliver the outcomes promised and don’t deal with people’s problems at source.

At Locality we believe there is a better way: to Keep it Local. By unlocking the power of community, commissioning can create better, more responsive services that reduce long-term costs and invest in the local economy – delivering better outcomes for local authorities and the communities they serve.

Community organisations play a unique role in the local service landscape – in particular, working with people with complex needs, who find themselves a long way away from the labour market, or who face loneliness or social exclusion. A Keep it Local approach aims to harness the power of these organisations for the benefit of a place.

For more on the approach, please read this short campaign briefing.

This session is open to all members of the Keep it Local Network. If you are not yet a member, sign up here.

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