Author Archives: Lev Pedro

Lev Pedro

About Lev Pedro

Lev is our public services senior officer. He helps organisations to work out if they want to engage in public service delivery, and to give them practical help if that's what they want to do.

Why voluntary organisations are essential to health service transformation: Get involved

Why the voluntary sector should be involved, what the barriers are, and how we're working to facilitate better partnerships with the public sector Continue reading

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Commissioners and NCVO members work towards making the world a better place

Highlights from last week's Commissioning Academy, discussing the barriers that can prevent good commissioning outcomes and ways to overcome them. Continue reading

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Bold commissioning – a glimmer of hope

Innovative commissioning projects currently in motion Continue reading

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Social prescribing: A new way of working or today’s hot topic?

Barriers to good provision, key success factors for social prescribing, some age old problems and how you can get involved Continue reading

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Is contracting right for your organisation?

Why you should be thinking about contracting, how contracts differ from grants and key things you need to consider Continue reading

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Social investment: what do trustees need to know?

Top tips for trustees considering social investment as a form of funding Continue reading

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Setting up a consortium – is it worth the bother?

Our recent consultancy work highlights that frontline charities need to keep their eyes open for consortium opportunities, whilst remaining vigilant to the risks. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: November 2014

New procurement regulations and fresh insights into social prescribing, Engaging with Police and Crime Commissioners and contract transparency. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: October 2014

Social value in contracts, procurement rules, small charities, social prescribing, welfare reforms, social investment, working with commissioning bodies and free events. Continue reading

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