The council's aim is to “deliver services for our community and customers that are designed around their needs both now and in the future, ensuring that services are delivered in the most efficient and appropriate way to achieve outcomes that are transparent and measurable."
We are doing this through strategic commissioning. Defining what is meant by strategic commissioning is important to ensure clear understanding and a collaborative approach. In essence, commissioning is defined as:
“getting the right things done, in the right way, at the right time, for the right price”
Commissioning at Basingstoke and Deane is in the early stages of development. We would like to take the opportunity to gain your feedback on this and explore with you how the council can best meet the needs of local residents into the future.
As part of this approach, we will be working with communities, voluntary groups, staff, councillors and other stakeholders to establish a framework for commissioning and capture the needs of the community through a strategic needs assessment. This will help us focus our resources around key outcomes.
Over the summer and early autumn, we will be consulting with the public extensively on the commissioning framework and seeking information on the strategic needs of the area. This consultation will set the communities' priority outcomes and services. We will look at each priority in turn.
· Commissioning Framework
A document setting out the principles of commissioning and the framework for how the council will make decisions
To provide comments please email us using the email address noted below.
Deadline for response – 14 September 2012
· Basingstoke and Deane Strategic Needs Assessment
An overview of some key facts and issues relating to the population, environment and economy of Basingstoke and Deane
Please provide comments on the electronic form by clicking here.
Deadline for response – 28 September 2012
We are very interested in hearing your views on both the commissioning framework and the strategic needs assessment and would welcome your comments and questions on these. Please send any responses by the deadlines noted above.
You can contact us by:
Telephone: 01256 844844 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm, except Bank Holidays)
Fax: 01256 845200
BT Relay: 18001 01256 844844
SMS text messaging: 07797 877006
Please let us know if you:
• Need this information in a different format (e.g. large print, CD etc.)
• Have any queries about the proposed Commissioning Framework or consultation questions
• Would like further support with carrying out the consultation