Person Centred Commissioning
The future for local government & third sector partnerships?

10:00 – 17:00, Thursday 12th November
Hub Westminster, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE

Kindly supported by the Lankelly Chase Foundation


NLGN is delighted to invite you to an interactive workshop, where we will be exploring the relationship between local authorities and the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in commissioning and providing social services.

Places are limited. Please email: to reserve a place.

Many councils are beginning to pare back social care and people focused services to statutory level, bringing about a fundamental change in the relationship between local authorities and the VCS. In addition, a shift from grants to contracts and commissioning has brought about tensions between commissioners and providers. Learning to navigate this new relationship has been difficult for both sectors and in many cases the conversations are stuck.

This event is part of NLGN’s ongoing research on developing a new relationship between the VCS, local government and their communities. Throughout the day we will use interactive exercises to simulate a new method of person centred commissioning, enabling attendees from local government and the VCS to simulate and test this new collaborative approach.

The workshop will provide valuable learning experience on person centred commissioning for all delegates and will contribute to NLGN’s upcoming report.

To book a place at this event, please email

I very much hope you will be able to join us for this unique and exciting event.