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GO Lab - Better Commissioning for Older People’s Services Symposium
Wed 17 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
The purpose of the Symposium is to enable senior commissioners to explore the opportunities for innovative commissioning practice around older people by providing sources of inspiration and expertise. It is a relatively intimate event, bringing together 40-50 senior commissioners from social care or healthcare, along with experts from academic, commissioning and service delivery perspectives to explore openly the pros and cons of outcome commissioning.
Life Chances Fund
The timing of this event is aimed at helping commissioners make informed choices about applying to the Life Chances Fund, a government fund managed by Big Lottery that seeks to develop better outcomes commissioning in six areas of policy:
- Children services
- Drug and alcohol dependency
- Young people
- Early years
- Older people
- Healthy Lives
The final two themes for older people and healthy lives will be announced in June. Commissioners or providers may apply for a development grant in the first instance to support the development of an application for part funding of the service through the Life Chances Fund.
The morning is dedicated to exploring what forms of services or interventions might work to deliver better outcomes. There are three broad themes:
- Enabling early discharge from hospital
- Supporting independent living through better adaptations in the home and measures to prevent falls
- Tackling social isolation and inclusion
For each topic we have invited 2-3 speakers with expertise around each of the topics to deliver a short “provocation” that provides both information and opinion to stimulate a debate.
In the afternoon we will have a series of workshops that will allow commissioners to develop their knowledge around the practice of commissioning for outcomes and to explore the feasibility of tackling local priorities through the LCF or other forms of outcome based commissioning.
The event is free to attend for all attendees other than the costs of travel and accommodation for participants. You are welcome to pass this on to commissioners that you think may be interested in attending.