‘Innovation in practice’ in NCVO report released today

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Turning Point is one of 14 organisations involved in a report published today by the NCVO which demonstrates the experience of charities and social enterprises in bringing transformation and innovation to public services. 'Open Public Services: Experiences from the Voluntary Sector' includes an example of innovation in practice from Turning Point.

Connected Care is Turning Point's innovative model of community-led commissioning. Through the Connected Care model, Turning Point has recruited and trained over 200 'Community researchers', local people who are trained in the skills needed to undertake research of the local community. To date the Community Researchers have engaged directly with almost 100,000 individuals across a population of 150,000 people.

Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said; "Encouraging innovation in public services has the potential to result in huge savings for the public purse. For instance, in Turning Point's Connected Care model every £1 invested has a return of £4.44.

This report is an opportunity for all of us involved in improving services to highlight good practice and learn from each others successes as well as a chance to highlight existing barriers to bringing innovation to local services. "

Read the report in full here