Proposition facilitator: David Clark, Director, SOLACE Enterprises Ltd
The disarray of national finances and a domestic focus on market-led/ voluntary/mutual/third sector service delivery combine to create an irresistible force for change. The cliché of “more for less” has been replaced with an imperative to do different things or to get someone else to do things for you. As leaders of public service organisations, chief executives and other senior staff, we are responsible for managing this change. This will require the re-designing of services around changing perceptions of need, greater involvement of citizens and users as recipients, suppliers and co-producers as well as new and radical approaches to commissioning. The discussion will consider these issues and explore the opportunities offered by new different approaches such as sharing, outsourcing, social enterprise, and mutuals.