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As councils change from being primarily grant-givers to commissioners of services, and as many councils are beginning to pare back services to statutory level, this brings about fundamental change in the relationship between local authorities and the VCS. In many cases the conversations are stuck and the voices of service users have been entirely left out.
In this roundtable we will discuss and test some recommendations arising from our research so far and we will explore if, and how, whole systems commissioning can be practically implemented. This discussion will be a significant contribution to our research and allow you to see some of our findings before anyone else.