Commissioning for Community Inclusion: Eight Essential Actions

The Commissioning for Community Inclusion report shows how Commissioners can help make sure that services help people to live good lives in their communities.

Increasing attention is being paid to the importance of public sector commissioning which helps to ensure that a broad range of opportunities and supports are available for disabled people and older people.

The main findings from this report suggest that Commissioners need to have knowledge of community resources that already exist before they can develop a strategy for increasing inclusion. Commissioning which focuses on building community capacity and encouraging and strengthening community action is an important aspect of this approach. This report focuses on how to empower local people to provide support to others and enable older and disabled people to contribute to community life.

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