Community commissioning

12 Jul 2019

Shaping public services through people power

This report seeks to re-define commissioning beyond this narrow focus on delivery of a service against an identified need and instead establish the principles and mechanisms through which a more open and empowering approach – community commissioning – could be established. In the context of continuing resource reductions for local government, with many discretionary services being pared back, this research explores how existing resource can be spent on the things that matter for people – and give them a very much greater role in defining this.

This is a Community Paradigm Paper. Community Paradigm Papers are a series of research outputs designed to build on the analysis presented in the NLGN report, The Community Paradigm, published in February 2019.