Community Budgeting
08 Dec 2011

Twitter: #budgeting11

The Progress Report

Since its inception, much has been speculated about the true value and future of community budgeting.

This unique conference provides the opportunity to hear a progress report from many of the 16 pilot areas. As Government sets about rolling community budgets across the country, this conference provides a perfect opportunity for future stakeholders to learn from those already well into the implementation.

Why you must view this event:

* Get an honest account from many of the 16 pilot areas on what works and what doesn't;

* Hear from the Leader of Kent County Council, a community budget pilot area on how to successfully implement the pooled budget approach;

* Assess the savings made by Blackpool Borough Council through their integrated service approach.

Programme
10:00
Michael Burton, Editorial Director, The MJ
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

10:10
Tony McArdle, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire County Council,
Tackling complex family problems

10:25
Paul Carter, Leader, Kent County Council
Gaining Traction - making community budgets happen

10:40
Questions and discussion: Session 1
10:50
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:20
Merle Davies, Head of Community & Early Intervention, Blackpool Borough Council
Case Study: Unblocking the blocks - why community budgets?

11:35
Thanos Morphitis, Director of Strategy and Commissioning, London Borough of Islington
Case Study: A whole system approach

11:50
Nuala O’Rourke, Programme Manager, Wigan Council
Case Study:

12:05
Cllr David Parsons CBE, Leader of the Council, Leicestershire County Council
Case Study: Community budgets - learning for the future

12:20
Panel Debate: What advice would you give to second round community budget pilots? What lessons have been learnt so far?
Introduction provided by: Dan Gascoyne, Assistant Director of Corporate Strategy, Policy and Partnerships, Essex County Council

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Nick Dexter, Deputy Director for Community Budgets, Department for Communities and Local Government
Round table one: Rolling out and funding community budgets

14:00
Nick Lawrence, Deputy Director Families with Multiple Problems Division, Department for Education
Round table two Community budgets at their core: families with multiple problems

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:20
Bridget Kerrigan, Project Manager, Birmingham City Council
Case study:

15:40
Mike More, Chief Executive, Westminster City Council
Case Study: Joint commissioning from providers on the basis of effectiveness and value for money

16:00
Dan Gascoyne, Assistant Director for Partnership Delivery, Essex County Council
Case Study: Systems approaches to community budgets

16:20
Questions and discussion: Session 4
16:30
Close of conference