Community Innovation

You may recall last year’s launch of the Dorset Care Framework which was implemented in order to make it easier for Dorset County Council and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to purchase services from service providers and the VCSE.

Whilst we provided an opportunity for voluntary organisations to join the framework during 2017, our initial focus was on the domiciliary care market supporting primarily older people. Dorset County Council and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group are now recommencing the development of the Community Innovation element of the framework.

We are holding engagement events during February which we would encourage you to attend. At these events we want to hear your ideas for the future and to talk to you about some of our ideas and plans for the next year or so. These will include:

  • Carers Services
  • Personalisation – opportunities for the sector
  • Our future vision
  • Social care brokerage
  • Navigating the community

We want to use these events to develop a single conversation between commissioners and the sector that will allow us to work together to develop innovative community solutions to some of the challenges faced in Dorset.

Please reply to [email protected] detailing which event you wish to go to and the names of those attending.


21st February 2018       2pm-4pm         Martinstown Village Hall, 

St Martinsfield, Martinstown, 

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9JU


26th February 2018       2pm-4pm         The Allendale Community Centre,

Hanham Road, Wimborne,

Dorset BH21 1AS