Watch LGC's webinar - Social enterprise: a viable option for service delivery
As local authority budgets continue to be squeezed councils are looking at innovative ways of delivering services.
Watch LGC’s free online webinar in association with Capsticks to learn more about alternative service delivery methods.
NOTE: This webinar has now taken place and has been archived. Watch it for free and on-demand now.
- Date: 10 November 2011
- Duration: 45 minutes
- FREE to view - but registration required
The pressures on local government budgets are such that councils are turning to innovative ways of delivering services traditionally run from town halls. Many consider mutual or social enterprise arrangements to be answer. They should not see it as an uncertain risk: people have been developing, incubating and establishing successful businesses in a competitive market place for some time.
Senior members and officers starting out on the social enterprise road will find this webinar an invaluable asset.
Who should watch
- Chief executives
- Heads of service
- Charities / voluntary sector
Issues to be addressed
- Procurement: do local authorities have to carry out a formal procurement process or just allocate a contract to a social enterprise emerging from within. What is a good tender procedure?
- Estates: what are the issues for owner, leaseholders and licensees?
- Staff: Transfer of undertakings and potential impact on pay.
- Finance and Investment: How to source the right funds, investment and capital.
- What’s the alternative to social enterprise?
- Chair: Robin Latchem - LGC deputy editor (practice and digital)
- Chris Brophy - partner at Capsticks specialises in helping to shape, structure, develop and support social enterprise and mutual businesses which have developed from public sector bodies
- Debbie Medlock - assistant director, service delivery - adult social care, Surrey CC
- Siobhan Clarke - team led development of provider services at NHS Kingston
- David Harrison - managing partner of Pitchfork, a social business advisory firm, and also a non-executive director at Anglian Community Enterprises, a community health services social enterprise
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