The National Skills Academy for Social Care works to transform leadership, management and commissioning across the sector, writes Debbie Sorkin, the academy’s head of membership and engagement.
We have a range of resources to raise the level of commissioning skills in the sector and improve service delivery, and we have a new programme to help commissioners of social care services, at all levels – Commissioning Now.
Commissioning Now will be launched shortly. The programme provides participants with a comprehensive guide to excellent commissioning in practice and how to attain it, based on guidance developed exclusively for the academy by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI).
The programme is aimed at:
• Commissioning managers;
• Commissioning team leaders;
• Managers of personalised services;
• Directors of adult social services;
• Providers wishing to understand more about commissioningl
Anyone who registers their interest in the programme will gain exclusive access to our good practice case studies in commissioning user-led services, which have been collected for the academy by Spirit Research and Evaluation to illustrate examples of good practice in involving user-led organisations in commissioning.