Venue: Manchester Metropolitan UniversityTue 31 January 2017

Contact: Janet Cullinan Email:

The first evening seminar of 2017 features Jane Forrest of the Greater Manchester Public Service Reform team discussing integrated place-based services.

The scale of financial challenge facing Greater Manchester public services continues to be a driver for change and across Greater Manchester (GM) partners are working together on the radical reform of public services through a series of challenging and ambitious programmes to improve outcomes for GM residents whilst increasing independence and reducing the rising demand on public services.

The development of place-based integrated working is an essential feature of the GM whole-system approach to the creation of new Public Service delivery models. These new delivery models are being designed against demand; focussing on reduction and prevention and building on community capacity. It is intended that these new models will maximise operational effectiveness within the context of reduced budgets and are essential to the sustainability of neighbourhood services.

In this free seminar learning Jane will share past and future challenges for GM place-based delivery models and discuss how citizens are at the centre of their plans and will help to truly drive whole system reform.

Academy for Justice Commissioning events in the North of England are supported by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit.