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ESRC Third Sector Placement Fellowship

ESRC Third Sector Placement Fellowship

IMPACT: Developing a cost benefit and social value framework in micro-provider contexts; third sector and university partnership placement.


MMUBS, Centre for Enterprise, in partnership with Community Catalysts CIC


Project Lead: Mike Bull  m.bull@mmu.ac.uk


Researcher Team: Sue Baines, Val Antcliff and Madeleine Jarvis


This placement aims to empirically research the cost benefit/social value of micro providers in health and social care, with a view to building a framework that can capture their impacts towards evidencing effects of the introduction of personalisation in the England. 
Micro-providers is a term used to describe very small deliverers of personalised health and social care services. They exist in circumstances where people with health and social care needs can opt for a direct payment, so that they (or their families/friends) can manage their own care needs, putting people in control of decisions about the types of services they want to purchase to suit their specific needs.

Community Catalysts CIC provide help to micro-providers through improving their ways of working also offering intermediary support to local authorities and other organisations who want to support very small care services. Community Catalysts are a wholly owned trading arm of a Charity; NAAPS.

As the agenda for health and social care in England moves rapidly towards the personalisation agenda and in the current economic climate local authorities are having to re-organise, re-structure and look at the impacts on their budgets.

The objective of co-developing a framework to capture and aggregate evidence of cost benefit and social value on a national scale is sought by Community Catalysts as they are currently without a solution to the problem of evidencing and reporting this data.

This project is also important to micro providers whereby they are challenged to prove their added value. Micro-providers too are currently without a solution to the problem of evidencing and reporting this data.

This project is also important to the placement fellow and MMU in endeavours to engage with third sector organisations in meaningful ways where both sides can learn from each other through knowledge transfer, especially around social impact measurement in social enterprises where we have expertise to offer.

In partnership with Community Catalysts, MMU will develop and pilot a framework for capturing cost benefit and social value of micro-providers, which will map and aggregate their impacts across England. Ultimately, informing policymakers and local authorities in the future reshaping of the role of the state in public service delivery and the development and creation of the market for micro-providers.

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IMPACT dissemination

Date

Activity

Links

September 2011

Academic Conference Paper presented at International Social Innovation Research Conference 2011

Powerpoint Slides

November 2011

Academic Conference Poster Presentation presented at Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011

Poster Presentation

March 2012

IMPACT: Demonstrating value in chaos

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September 2012 (Forthcoming)

Academic Conference Paper presented at International Social Innovation Research Conference 2012

Powerpoint Slides
Conference Paper

November 2012 (Forthcoming)

Academic Conference Paper presented at Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011

Powerpoint Slides
Conference Paper



MMU Related Research

Date

Activity

Links

February 2011

Baseline survey: Mapping micro-providers in the personalisation of health and social care services

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