There is a move by some commissioners to purchase health and welfare services through “spot” purchasing rather than “block contracts”, using “investment frameworks” and “shopping websites for personal care”. Payments are made for each client or group of clients worked with. This is new to many voluntary and community sector organisations that are used to grants and contracts for projects and services. Nigel Rose, the Strategic Lead on Commissioning at Macc, recently wrote a blog exploring the difficulties for coluntary and community organisations in developing realistic pricing plans. In response to this emerging issue MACC has organised a training course.
This short course will be a practical introduction to how to approach unit costing - how to include factors such as flow rates and start-up costs and how to assess risk.
The course will be from 1pm to 4pm on Weds Sept 11th.
Please click here to book a place through Manchester Community Central.