Supporting councils to assess their commissioning practice identify areas for further improvement.
Commissioning for Better Outcomes
The framework has nine standards under three domains:
- Person centred and outcome focused
- Promotes a sustainable and diverse market
The framework, ‘Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a route map’, was co-produced with councils, service providers and service users, overseen by a steering group coordinated by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP).
It was launched in 2014. This updated version was published in 2015.
The LGA undertook 10 peer reviews using the framework in 2015/16. Each comprised a 4-day challenge with a multi-disciplinary peer team exploring a council's aspirations, performance and delivery against its self-assessment of the Commissioning for Better Outcomes framework.