The Commissioning project is part of our work on Inclusive Communities. Its aims, project updates and group members can be found below.
To ensure commissioners take account of disabled people’s aspirations for independent living and increase the opportunity for Disabled People Organisations to complete for & win contracts.
The current focus of the group is on educating commissioners. We will review existing guidance for commissioners involved in the commissioning academy and the public service transformation network.
The group is exploring opportunities for involvement in the 2015 commissioning academy programme and the public service transformation network online events.
July 2015 – Currently reviewing existing resources/material of the public service transformation network, to identify gaps and where necessary offer material to fill these gaps. Also in discussion with the Whitehall Industry Group to try to agree to include some documents in their resource material and for the DAA to participate in their diversity and inclusion series.
June 2015 – Read more about the work the Project Group is doing with the Commissioning Academy here.
May 2015 –
- DAA member, Disability Resource Centre Bedfordshire co-hosted a session at the Commissioning Academy‘s providers perspective event on 27 May. There will be a follow up event in July.
- The DAA “inclusive communities” publications are now available on the Commission Academy’s resource bank for commissioners.
February 2015 – The project team is working to increase the level of disability awareness amongst those responsible for commissioning. This includes linking up with the Commissioning Academy to see how members of the DAA can further support inclusion of disability related considerations in their programme.
Chair: Sarah Yiannoullou – National Survivor User network (NSUN)
Mick Dillon – The disability resource centre Bedfordshire
Sandie Burns – Dial Peterborough
Sue Bott – Disability Rights UK (DRUK)
Teresa Hodge – SENDPO