We are aware that due to the ongoing pressures and increasing burden placed on our health, social care, housing and criminal justice systems, it is likely that the need for consolidation and joined-up approaches will continue to increase. As a group of like-minded, values-driven organisations, we would like to help shape and be a part of that consolidation, offering best value for money, but with a continued focus on service quality.
We are clear that in these challenging times there is increased risk for the sector of ‘winning’ contracts that, due to either funding systems or poor prime relationships, ultimately lead to poor-quality provision, and poor experience for both the service user and sub-contractors. We want to counteract this and, through our shared capacity and expertise, we want to play an active role in developing the commissioning landscape.
What we offer
Working together and using our collective expertise, the NIC aims to:
Provide the opportunity to operate as a third sector ‘prime’, enabling cost-effective supply chains
Develop mutually beneficial sub-contracting relationships with local VCS organisations
Create service offers spanning health, social care, offending, employment, skills, training, and homelessness commissioning
Improve transition and referral pathways between services
Assist other VCS organisations to contribute to public service delivery
Get a better deal on procurement
Share best practice
Examine ways of sharing investment and risk
Develop new models of provision
Help to define and maintain high quality standards
If you would like to register your interest in working with us, please contact us using the details below.