A short review of voluntary sector experience of public sector commissioning

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Newcastle council for voluntary service
Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service
Date of publication
1 May 2017
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This paper is part of a series of reports produced by Newcastle CVS and Skillsbridge under the general title of VCS2020.

The 2015 reports were commissioned by Newcastle City Council, and have been presented and discussed at the Voluntary Sector Liaison Group, a quarterly meeting between voluntary sector representatives, supported by Newcastle CVS, and Newcastle City Councillors and officers.

This review looks at current conditions within the voluntary sector, and considers what is required to ensure a thriving and influential sector in the future. In recent years public sector procurement and contracting processes increased in importance for many voluntary organisations in Newcastle. This review asks how the relationships and practice between commissioners and the local voluntary may change, and what lessons can be learnt.

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