Thanks for the heads up about this event. The only organisation that springs to mind is Foundation East (see http://www.foundationeast.org/). I know about them through work on community land trusts, and they've done some…"
Hi all,UnLtd are hosting a session on the 22nd Feb giving social entrepreneurs in the East of England the opportunity to meet and discuss the opportunities and challenges around commissioning. We also have a small pot of money to give to individuals who have viable ideas to pilot innovative and entrepreneurial products or services.If you know of any social enterprises or commissioners in the region that would be interested in attending, or indeed if you would like to join us please drop me a…See More
I'm currently evaluating a JRF funded programme which is trying to do something similar in Bradford, with serving LA staff mentoring social entrepreneurs to address gaps in local service provision. A key problem…"
yeah Shahed is heading up the JRF-sponsored project I mentioned, looking at the co-production of public services in Bradford using social enterprises. It's called the Social Future Awards if you want to ask him about…"
Hope things are good with you & still going well at Unltd. I'm in Belfast next few days & there's a few of your colleagues attending - Shahed Molvi? Anyway, give us a shout if you're ever up North again"
"Thanks Tom, will be really interesting to see what comes out of your work.
I am currently conducting an evaluation of a JRF sponsored pilot happening in Bradford, where social enterpreneurs are co-producing public services with communities and the…"
This theme is about(a) How services can be effectively transferred from local authorities to new partnerships with social enterprises and the third sector; and(b) innovations in rural service design and delivery emerging from this proceSee More
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I am currently conducting an evaluation of a JRF sponsored pilot happening in Bradford, where social enterpreneurs are co-producing public services with communities and the local authority (in response to the current austerity drive). The Social Entrepeneurs are receiving finanicial support from UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and in-kind advice and support from the local authority, making this a relatively unique initiative, which I are keen to share our learning about and also learn from others working in the area of co-production and servcie transfer.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I am one of the Research Co-ordinators at UnLtd, evaluating our programmes of support to social enterpeneurs alongside research into the social enterprise sector more generally.
Hope things are good with you & still going well at Unltd. I'm in Belfast next few days & there's a few of your colleagues attending - Shahed Molvi? Anyway, give us a shout if you're ever up North again