This free event is for local authority procurement officers and social enterprises. It will explore the practicalities of engaging social enterprise to deliver local services. We'll be taking a look at who's already done it, who's in the process of doing it and what legal and financial challenges they faced. For the full programme, click here.
A panel of experts will be on hand during a Q&A, followed by three tailored workshops in the afternoon which will focus on a particular area of service delivery.
10am: Registration and coffee
10.30am: Welcome from the Chair, Rod Schwartz, ClearlySo
10.40am: Keynote speech - Can social enterprise really deliver local services? Martin Kinsella, P3
10.55am: Showing how it's done - a panel of experts
- Social Franchising: June O'Sullivan, London Early Years Foundation
- Partnerships and consortia: Sally Reynolds, Social Firms UK
- The Lewisham model: Mike Lewis, London Borough of Lewisham
- The Hackney Initiative: Tom Storey, Reds10
- Measuring social value: Jenni Inglis, Social Return on Investment Network
- Contracting for social value: Mark Cook, Anthony Collins, Solicitors
11.30am: Questions and Answers
12.15pm: Lunch (supplied by a Social Firm)
1.00pm: Interactive workshops, with case studies
Each workshop will look at the opportunities and challenges in different types of public service. Please make your selection when you register online.
A. Childcare. Chair: Matt Jarrett, Social Enterprise London (SEL); Case Study: London Early Years Foundation
B. Waste Management and Recycling. Chair: tbc; Case Study: London Recycling Network
C. Building, Grounds Maintenance and Repair. Chair: Jane Greenoak, Housing Federation; Case Study: Blue Sky Regeneration & Development
2.30pm: Feedback from workshop discussions - key issues and action
Chair: Mark Cook, Antony Collins Solicitors