Introducing The Change Consortium
I’m delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to The Change Consortium.
The group has been established by a number of former Joint Improvement Team Associates and Action Group members to provide an ongoing service to the new Integrated Joint Health & Social Care Partnerships, to the remaining Health and Local Authority services, and to the voluntary and independent sector.
We intend to operate as closely as we can to the original intentions of the Joint Improvement Team The Consortium will provide support and added value through experts with a track record in health, social care and housing.by starting from where partnerships are and to provide capacity, critical friend and mentoring roles, across a range of issues, recognising the need for flexible and expert support in fast changing and challenging times. We will seek to continue the engagement style and culture of the JIT.
The Consortium will be able to provide a range of support and added value, building on the distinctive service which the JIT provided, through people known to partnerships and services, with a track record in service redesign, on integration matters and with experience in health, social care and housing. This will be built on a group approach, using the collective knowledge and skills of the group, and with the ability to source specialist or longer term operational support to partnerships.
The Consortium will be able to offer a range of support in the following areas:
- General help to improve direct provision of support, knowledge dissemination, contributing to policy development and assistance in embedding specific programmes
- Mentoring and a critical friend role to senior managers and Boards
- Commissioning and strategic planning
- Locality planning, co-production and community development
- Management and change management support
- Interim management support
- Articulation of change within local policy and procedure
- Engagement of front line and middle management staff in change management
- Delayed discharge and pathways support
- Service and system redesign
- Service support and redesign in all adult services
The consortium will work with two other organisations, CPP Seminars and Policy Hub Scotland, to provide a range of training opportunities (conferences, seminars and bespoke workshops) on policy or organisational themes identified through integrated and partnership working. These will track policy development and provide an opportunity for critical debate and learning.
The nature of support offered can vary from a longer term support arrangement to focussed pieces of work which the partnership may wish to commission.
The Consortium will charge a day rate that represents an affordable option for hard-pressed public bodies and it will be negotiable depending upon the nature and extent of each commission.
The Consortium is currently composed of the following members:
- Alex Davidson
- Rab Murray
- Tony Homer
- Brian Cavanagh
- Wendy Harrington
- Margot White
- Housing representatives from the JIT Action Group
Members of the Consortium would welcome an opportunity to discuss our proposal with you, or if this interests you please arrange to call and have a conversation with us.
We look forward to hearing from you, Alex.
t: 01436840135 / 07801952257