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Broken commissioning threatens survival of small charities
16 Dec 2016
A new report published by Lloyd Bank Foundation finds that central and local government are using complicated and inappropriate contracting and commissioning processes to secure vital public services.
The experiences of small charities taking part in commissioning processes reveal a system in crisis which leaves charities threatened with closure and the future of public services, including homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health support, at risk.
Adfam contributed to this report when it went out for consultation, outlining concerns that in an increasingly challenging funding environment, family support services across the country face depletion unless commissioning practices change.
Download the report and Adfam's response below:
- Commissioning in Crisis: How current contracting and procurement processes threaten the survival of small charities (pdf)
- Adfam Consultation Response on Poor Commissioning (pdf)
Adfam has written a number of other consultation responses on issues relating to civil society and the voluntary sector, public health, drug and alcohol treatment, domestic violence, criminal justice and rehab and children and young people.