Cross-local authority and regional working in market shaping


  • adults
  • commissioning
  • market shaping

Date: July 2016

Type: Paper

Joint working with others on market shaping, whether they be other local authorities, CCGs or Foundation Trusts, can be a sensible approach for both commissioners and the providers operating in that market.

This paper is for local authority commissioners to help them think through when and how to take a joint approach to market shaping.  The paper explores when a cross- local authority or regional approach makes most sense and what supports successful joint working, as well as potential difficulties.

Practice examples and case studies illustrate some of the approaches which have been taken to address these issues.