Our first follow-up event from the ‘Commissioning For Value’ Event took place yesterday, as part of the Liverpool PCT Third Sector support programme.
The purpose of the event was:
- To continue the discussions started at the Commissioning for Value conference
- To give organisations the opportunity to come together and discuss the future direction of recovery services with commissioners
- To highlight to commissioners the range of current and developing support services available locally
As well as Rosemary Kay & myself, on behalf of Confederation of Social Entrepreneurs (CoSE), attendees included:
- Sue Neely, Programme Manager Modernisation and Re-Design – Liverpool PCT – Offender Health and Substance Misuse Team
- Richie Humphreys, Offender Health and Substance Misuse Team
- Sarah Dewar – Third Sector & Environmental Sustainability Lead, Liverpool PCT
- Carolyn Edwards, Managing Director – Genie In The Gutter
- Alena Slaninova – Genie In The Gutter
- Damien Kelly – Action on Addiction
- Jason Stoll, Locality Manager – Liverpool Recovery Service
- Michelle Smith – The Basement
- Eve Lynch – Healing Space
- Roger Foister – Park View Project
- Maddy Vaz – Sanctuary Family Support
- Breege McDaid, CEO – ICCM
- Tony Medlicott – Compass Counselling
- Mary Weston, Mental Health Project Manager – The Reader Organisation
- Carol Hamlett, Manager/Director – SOLNA/Transforming Choice
- Alya Nasuh – Turnaround Project, PSS
- David Carter – Whitechapel Centre
- Dave Roberts, Chief Executive – Independence Initiative
- Peter Naylor, Team Manager – Spider Project
- Jackie Bethel, Director – The Social Partnership
- Paul Mannix – The Social Partnership
- Paula Tipping, Director – The Bridge House Project
Sue Neely and Sarah Dewer gave us an update on the changing landscape of recovery services commissioning, the move of funding for to the Local Authority under Public Health, and the incoming Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG).
There was a lot of lively discussion, and the service providers talked about delivering an integrated, responsive service, a variety of different treatment models and working together to develop a collaborative offer in order to compete effectively with large organisations.
We also talked about Social Value, and how Liverpool City Council’s commitment to support the Social Value Act may mean that there are opportunities for third sector organisations to highlight the social value they deliver.
The session finished very positively, with all participants considering the next steps they could take individually and collaboratively.