D1: Towards a new relationship with the state

Many charities are struggling to navigate the changing role and shape of the state. From the shift to larger, more generic contracts, worries about a race to the bottom on price, and concerns about charities voice and independence being threatened, many charities are wondering what can be done to reset the relationship. But some in the sector are trying to forge a new relationship, based on their reach and understanding of communities, and are co-producing solutions with the state. Join our panel to debate what a new relationship with the state could look like.


Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
Patrick Murray, Head of Policy + External Affiars, NPC
Fiona Sheil, Lead – Strategic Commissioning and Market Making, London Borough of Bexley

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