Front line public service staff are being encouraged to take responsibility for their own future and that of the service they provide by spinning out to form independent social enterprises. An encouraging number of staff groups are already rising to this challenge… but cast your mind five years down the line…are mutuals delivering a substantial proportion of public services and are they thriving in a sustainable market? or have they faltered and given way to larger private sector providers – in other words have they been nothing more than a flash in the pan?!
We will be running a workshop on Tuesday morning between 10 and 12 to consider this critical issue. We will be discussing what the dream scenario is, what the nightmare scenario is and what needs to happen to ensure that mutual spin outs positively change the way public services are delivered forever!
It would be great if you could come along and share your views!
This theme is being led by Andrew Laird.