Special Interest Groups – September 2017

The purpose of our Special Interest Groups is to share experiences and learning between members on a range of relevant subjects and to advise the groups of any relevant legislation changes that may affect their area of expertise.

Our next SIG meetings are in September:

Monday, September 25th from 14.00 -17.00  – London
Tuesday, September 26th from 10.00 – 13.00 – Manchester
Wednesday, September 27th from 10.00 – 13.00 – Birmingham
Thursday, September 28th from 10.00 – 13.00  – Bristol

Attendance is free for LDE organisational members.

To book a place please contact mariana.ortiz@LDEngland.org.uk.


Subjects for the London/Manchester  SIG meetings:

Big Lottery grants overview

  • key elements should be considered when preparing a submission
  • how to prepare and submit a successful funding application for a grant

Presenter TBC

Commissioning – What good practice should look like

  • Contrasting Approaches – traditional ‘top down’ commissioning to trust-based collaborative commissioning
  • Constructive Provider / Commissioner relations based on mutual trust
  • Flexible approaches to service models, including commissioning for outcomes
  • The importance of a strong commissioning resource to ‘manage’ the challenges of austerity

Presented by Fred Grand, Commissioning Policy & Planning Officer for Durham County Council


Subjects for the Birmingham/Bristol SIG meetings:

Business Continuity 

  • Organisational Resilience / Business Continuity
  • Managing an incident
  • Managing stress in the workplace

Presented by Tony Tobin, Account Executive for Arthur J. Gallagher 

Gr8 Support Movement

Sally Warren will present an update on the Gr8 Support Movement, it’s progress and future development.

Presented by Sally Warren of Paradigm


To book a place please contact mariana.ortiz@LDEngland.org.uk.