January 2018

Tough times for all

Without a doubt it is evident that times are getting tougher for everyone. The austerity measures started in 2012, continue today. There is less money available through local authority contracts. Children's Centre services are radically reduced and statutory funding has been withdrawn from many charitable organisations.

With so many organisations now bidding for funding, the market is a lot tougher than it once was. It is essential that we now focus on evidencing the outcomes we achieve and focussing in on the social return on investment that our services provide.

Through evidencing that we are the most cost effective, high performing service we stand a chance of winning that bid and gaining the commissioning we so greatly need.

If we do nothing else this month, we must focus in on the quality of the services we provide and the outcomes we are delivering to enable us all to become more focused, highly fundable services.