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By Keith Fletcher

"Partnerships in Social Care" is a pragmatic instruction manual for pros engaged in making plans strategic partnerships in overall healthiness, social care and schooling prone. the writer proposes that provider services examine 5 key questions whilst developing new partnerships: is that this partnership priceless? what's its function? who's concerned? the place will it functionality? How will it paintings? Fletcher discusses the typical difficulties of creating winning partnerships - akin to conflicts of curiosity and allocation of investment and assets - and gives counsel and useful pointers on facing them. Designed as a short reference, the booklet permits readers to discover suggestion proper to their specific state of affairs or achieve an summary of the subjects explored. This obtainable and concise specialist guide is very steered for practitioners, managers and politicians, in addition to all pros operating in, or contemplating operating in partnerships in overall healthiness, social care, housing, kid's companies, schooling, group improvement, justice and native providers.

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Well, IS THIS PARTNERSHIP NECESSARY? 37 no, not necessarily. On a very different scale from the above example, part of the Millennium funding was earmarked in Wales to provide capital funding for new village halls. Some of the bids came from community groups which had been trying for years to get a building established or refurbished. Others came from groups established specifically to take advantage of the fund. Many in the latter category had very different ideas about what their hall should be for once it was built – a rich source of community conflict for the future!

Surprisingly, it is usually possible to create a shortlist of five or six (the number is agreed beforehand) without substantial loss. And it is important to do so. A short list of key objectives is enough to relate the whole of the partnership’s business to. A large number simply becomes confusing. A partnership contains many complexities and ambiguities to be managed. The root purpose of all its effort should be expressed as simply and clearly as possible. One of the great virtues of the Green Paper Every Child Matters (Department for Education and Skills 2003), which led to the Children Act 2004, was that it sought to address five simple goals (objectives in the sense used above).

More recently, it is from the South Yorkshire Forum that membership of the Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC) has emerged. While the PMC will now take over the task of steering the Objective 1 programme, the South Yorkshire Forum will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive and commonly owned strategy to revitalise the area’s economy. (South Yorkshire Forum 2000. ) This is clearly a strategic forum. Equally clearly, it was set up to deal with the inflow of finance. The ‘new vision’ was originally expressed in those terms.

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