Charities form Payment By Results discussion group
- 17 Sep
A new working party that will examine the use of the payment by results model in the voluntary sector has held its first meeting.
The group, which has been set up by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and met for the first time on Thursday, is made up of voluntary sector providers that have payment-by-results contracts and organisations with an interest in the model. The aim of the group is to give the sector a better understanding of the risks and opportunities of the model.
The group will aim to share and compare experiences on payment-by-results programmes and develop recommendations for the voluntary sector, commissioners, policy makers and social investors.
Organisations represented in the group, which will meet five times between September and July, include the welfare-to-work charity the Shaw Trust, the crime reduction charity Catch 22 and the ex-offenders charity the St Giles Trust.
The chair of the group will be Marcus Roberts, director of policy and membership at DrugScope, which supports professionals working in drug and alcohol misuse. Roberts said there was a lack of information on payment by results available to the sector, which he hoped the group would help to remedy by creating practical advice such as risk assessment tools.
He said the first meeting, held last week, set out the general goals of the working group, including increasing the amount of information available on payment by results for voluntary sector organisations:
"Payment by results is a big part of the government agenda for public sector reform and has huge implications for voluntary and community sector organisations.
It is about getting people better support to understand what some of the risks might be, but also to recognise opportunities and make good decisions for themselves and service users."
The next meeting will take place on 20 November.
Source: Third Sector.co.uk
- 08 Nov
NHS BOSS SETS OUT A CASE FOR CASH BOOST
The speech by Mr Stevens at the NHS Providers' annual conference of health managers is being made at the time when three reputable health think-thanks- the Health Foundation, the King's Fund and the...
- 09 Jun
THERESA MAY PLEDGES TO REPLACE THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
According to Ms May, the new bill would introduce the following:According to the Tories, the proposals were described as the biggest change to mental health treatment law in over 30 years.Ms May...
- 30 May
THE PRESENT FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF SCOTLAND IS TO PLEDGE AGAINST ANY PLANS TO PRIVATISE THE NHS
It is also expected that Sturgeon will do the following as proof of her party's commitment to fighting against further austerity:Sturgeon said this before Tuesday's manifesto launch:"While the polls...
- 17 Mar
402 MILLION POUNDS WILL BE INVESTED IN COUNCILS WITH THE GREATEST HOMELESSNESS DEMAND FROM APRIL 2017
Presently, funding is only used for homeless households and not for the prevention of homelessness in the first instance.The funding by the Department for Communities and Local Government is set to...
- 15 Mar
RULES AROUND PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS MAY CHANGE ON THURSDAY
Ministers have advised chief executives of over 30 charities which claimed that people will be left without vital financial support, to restrict access to a disability benefit.The Disability Benefits...
- 06 Mar
THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN URGED BY THE BMA TO INCREASE HEALTH SPENDING BY 10 BILLION POUNDS
This increase in health spending to a proportion of GDP that matched that of the 10 leading economies across Europe could pay for at least 35,000 extra beds a day and many more GP's, according to the...
- 05 Sep
MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REFUGES AT RISK OF CLOSING DUE TO HOUSING BENEFIT CAP
Women who have been victims of domestic violence as well as their children are at risk of falling into the hands of their violent partners if the government caps housing benefit in the social sector...
- 03 Sep
Data on disability benefits refused by DWP
DWP officials have refused a second request for basic information on disability benefits using the “Section 22” exemption they used previously, reports The Independent.The Department had been...
- 02 Sep
UN to investigate how welfare reforms will affect disability rights
A disability charity in Scotland has said it’s been contacted by the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of an inquiry into Britain’s treatment of people with...
- 01 Sep
Benefit cuts affecting 48,500 families in Liverpool
Analysis from Liverpool City Council has found that around 48,500 households are likely to lose their benefits due to new government reforms, reports the Liverpool Echo. Councillor Jane Corbett has...
Revenue Optimisation "I am really impressed with Support Solutions and how small organisations are supported with information and training" Susan Harrison (Tenant Support Services)